Front Runners Successful: Escape Splashing Mud at Tijuana and Win Majority of Tuesdays Races, Daily Racing Form, 1922-02-23


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FRONT RUNNERS SUCCESSFUL Escape Splashing Mud at Tijuana and Win Majority of Tuesdays Races. TIJFANA. Mexico. February 22.— Horses with the ability to set the pace well rewarded their backets yesterday, for. when the results were balanced, it was disclosed that six of the eight winners had been thoroughbreds which showed the most early speed and who. by going to the front, had all the better of it in that they escaped the flying mud and water. Changed track conditions resulted in the last track horses remaining ill retirement. Scratches were numerous. An unexpected rain of the previous night made the track sloppy, but with a firm footing beneath. The precipitation was at an end before time for the opening race and the program was raced tinder :i beaming sun before a crowd which was bigger than the average for Tuesday, there being additional race patrons here for the running of the Juvenile Stakes at one-half mile this afternoon. Several entered in this race w re bred at the Nevada Stock Farm at Keno and a delegation of Keno race enthusiasts arrived to sue the youngsters in action. In yesterdays feature race, at one mile and a sixteenth. J. Alexandra saddled the winner in Yorkist, the favorite. Plum Blossom, from the L. T. WhitehiU stable, elected to set the pace, but the filly Bras unequal to the task of maintaining it when Yorkist came from behind in the stretch, challenged her and then drew out to win. Rois-terer was third with the C. D. Irwin entry of Hegreso and Woodie Montgomery getting no part of the money. Th •■ winner was well ridden by jockey Bower and he kept his mount in reserve until rounding the Btratch turn. His move was timely and. when Yerkist once caught Ilum Blossom, the race was over. The eighth race of the card at five-eighths proved a puzzling one to the talent, for in the field of six sprinters it seemed difficult to determine whether it would be Hazel Dale, Kinglike or Madam Byng. The former was installed favorite and jockey G. Williams gave her a good ride, but her speed did not compare with that exhibited by Kinglike and she was beaten off five lengths. Hazel Dale kept going to get second place by a nose from Madam Byng. The aged campaigner Kenward found his spot and was sent to the races in fine fettle. It was in the seventh race at one and an eighth miles and Kenward. beginning fast, held undisputed sway until midway of the stretch, where Booneville caught him. For an instant Booneville forged a few inches ahead, but Kenward stuck gamely to his work and beat Booneville by a narrow margin. Bourbon Greea, installed favorite, finished third. Kenward had beefl neglected in the betting and paid 2.: M to SI. the longest-price winner of the afternoon. Capt. Kvans made a show of his opponents in the fourth race, at one mile. He drew out into a decisive lead after entering the backstretch, which he increased as he went. Iltimately he won eased up with fifteen lengths of daylight showing between him and his closest rival. Fond Hope. Ispham fell heir to third place when the others finished exhausted. PINECREST BY WIDE MARGIN. rinecrest was another winning thoroughbred which scored by a wide margin. His victory took place in the sixth race, a gallop of a mile and seventy yards, in which he led Lola past the winning pact by eight lengths. The clubhou-e was graced by the appearance of Willi am 11. Met arthy, president of the Pacific Coast rtaichall League, together with A. J. Griffith, a prominent traction magnate of San Francisco. The noted visitors took a personal interest in the days sport and expressed themselves as being highly elated with the high-class racing which is in vogue here. Between the races yesterday Be Frank WBa worked five-eighths mil" in the speedy time of 1:63%, while ciarkson was sent a like distance in 1 : ►!. .. Both trials were impressive. The following ruling was posted this morning by the stewards: "Notice is given owners who persist in regarding claiming races as a sort of a horse market Instead of events having a proper function in the racing program will be debarred from farther participation of racing of this club." L. T. Whitehill has been fined 00 for running the mare Itidine in an unfit condition. The filly Bonnet o Blue was purchased yesterday morning from H. W. Barnes by C. B. Irwin. It was a private transaction. The entry of the horse Joe Indorwood has been refused as a horse dangerous to riders and other horses. The mare Seilgegrass succumbed Monday night to an attack of pneumonia, despite the valiant efforts of Dr. T. J. Ogle to save her. C. B. Irwin acquired Hazel Dale via the claiming route for £1,400. i The weights for the 0,000 I". S. Grant Hotel Handicap, at one and an eighth miles, which is down for decision for next Sunday, was announced by racing secretary Ieon Wing. They follow: Proclamation. 00: Glen Well, 00; Weary Dick. 00; Polly Waie. 90; The Desert, 0..; Regreso, 07; Tailor Maid, 99: Planet. 101; Belgian Queen, 101; Stacy Adams, 102; Sweepy. 102: Coffield, 104: Woodie Montgomery. 104: Pit, 104: Star Realm, MS; Omond, 105: Montalvo, 108: Breeze. ION; Rifle. 108; Sunny-land, 109: Ixmis. 110; Belario, 110: Regal Lodge, 111: Burma do, 111; Goaler, 112; Lantados, 114; Slippery Kim. 115; Motor Cop. 113: Flags. 110; Bullet Proof, 110: East Indian, 110; Mulciber. 117; Irish Kiss, 122; Koyce Rools, 123, and Be Frank, 130. • v

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