Tijuanas Thrilling Sport: Sparkling Finishes and Big Crowd Mark Ladies Day at Mexican Course, Daily Racing Form, 1922-02-19


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j j . , t , , f ;. r . r y t , TIJUANAS THRILLING SPORT . Sparkling Finishes and Big Crowd Mark Ladies Day at Mexican Course. TIJUANA, Mexico. February 18. — Three nose fin ishes, one of a head am! the oilier of a neck was il rder for five of the eight races of Friday afternoons card, arhieh was raced before a big crowd. swelled by it being ladies day and the advanc guard of southern California race fans who asseni Me here early for the week end programs. In all 1 it was a racy card, for in the three other finishes not previously specified no winner had a margin if none than one length. Standing out prominently in the days sport was l Ho- great pluck and deierminat ion exhibited by jockey Pablo Martinez, from the C. B. Irwin stable. ■ Ill i- Mexican rider suffered what might have proved a serious fall just at the start of the sixth race, at one and one-sixteenth miles. He had the mount on 1 Bob Baker and the field was just beginning to get 1 in motion when Bob Baker fell and threw Martinez. It seemed for a second that the youth would be trampled beneath the feet of several bores, but he luckily tstaaed and the next race found him up on Ionm aader, and lie won with him. at one and three-sixteenths miles. When Martinez returned to salute the judges the spectators gave him a hearty round i of applause. It was a game effort aad i si. imp Martinez as a rider whose nerve is not to be broken 1 by a fall. The 0. B. Irwin stable had a somewhat auspicious s day. for it first Beared with the once good mare 1 Myrtle A., which ince the opening of the meeting here had been ill and far from lor former self. She was in a field of platers, at five and one-half furlongs, " aud. showing a great improvement in form, she set all the pace and ultimately won by three-Barters of a length from Little Pointer, with Ringleader " getting third money. The second Irwin victory of the afternoon came e when Commander seorecl in the seventh. Martinez z got him up to win by three-quarters of a lenglh i from Booneville. while Walter H. Pcarce, which h was installed favorite, finished third. BABY RACE TO MT. ROSE. The three and one-half furlong race was the c opener and in this six tin year Bids paraded to the e past. The Nevada Stock Farm was represented by « Mother Agnes and Tule as an entry. Neither was s in the money. The winner turned up in Mt. Baaa. This Buckshot colt began fast, showed a high turn n of speed and finished gamely to outstay Joella J. I lali- was third. It was not a day for favorites, for the only first it choice to earn brackets was Chick Barkley in the ir fourth raee. at one mile and seventy yards. The m Itirrlas finish which jockey C. II. Miller put up on n Chick Barkley had much to do with the Toddington ,n gelding ln-aling York Lassie by the narrow margin n of ti nose. Mannikin II. took the small end of the ,e pur.-e. It was not until the eighth race, at five eighths, that jockey J. Huntamer was able to score a victory ■ y and in this race he caught the judges eye with i, Madam Byng. The winner raced American Moid id quickly into defeat and stood a hard drive gamely t, to hold Mayflower safe through the final eighth. Ii. Plow Steel, favored by the light weight of ninety- seven pounds, was third. This was another downfall ii of a favorite. Robert L. Owen was well liked by y the talent and made first choice, but the seven-year- r- old son of Blues was shuffled rearward soon after * the start and thus seriously hampered. However, tt he made tip much ground. Three claims were made during the afternoon. C. J. B. Irwin took No Wonder out of the last race for r ,000. L. T. Whitehill took Walter H. Pearce out it of the seventh for ,000. Gadling was claimed out it of the third T y R. M. Hollenbeck for 00. The Deutschland mare Miss Stathem, owned by iy North and Rowe, fell lame in the stretch during the ie running of the fifth race. Up to this point she had d displayed good speed.

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