Winner of Tijuana Derby: Wedding Prince Runs Sparkling Race to Take Coveted Event, Daily Racing Form, 1922-03-07


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; . : I I 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 . . 1 » l 1 » t 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 I 1 0 f i • 0 » 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 I 1 8 8 I 8 • ■ 8 J ■ ■ WINNER Of TIJUANA DERBY i ♦ » Wedding Prince Runs Sparkling Race to Take Coveted Event. ♦ i Largest Crowd of Meeting Sees Kentucky Colt Score Victory in Sensational Style. i ■ TIJIANA. Mexico, March 6- When they fail to have stout hearts in thoroughbreds they nib racing of its glory. It is the kernel in the nut of this kindly sport and so Sunday when Wedding Prince, a Kentucky colt, by Prince Ahmed, and carrying the colors of Mrs. G. H. Abbott, made up a world of ground to win the second running of I he Tijuana Derby at one and an eighth miles than was an acclaim from the record crowd of the meeting, which seemed to rock the grandstand and its contiguous territory like a peal of thunder from the heavens above. The victory of Wedding Prince was by a length over Proclamation, which ran a surprisingly good race and might have been the winner had he been a trifle more fit. In third place was the beaten favorite. Capt, Clover, which, with Little Florence, ran M the Ijovell entry. Despite tiie fact that the favorite was beaten one and three-quarters lengths the victory of Wedding Mace was extremely popular, this being attested by the gieat enthusiasm which the crowd displayed when jockey C. Duggau brought the winner back to the magic circle. A Derby is a Derby the world over. Whether it be offered in the tank town county seat or on a metropolitan course, such an event always draws from far and near. It was so yesterday and it would have bees difficult to have found a more cosmopo-1 litan assemblage than that at the picturesque bor- der couise. with the weather just ideal for the running of each an important race. The bright sua cast its shadows over the blooming Mexican bills. There was warmth in the air without discomfort. The fields in the background bloomed yellow with poppies in the expanse of green clover. Such a picture! Such coloring: It would have Inapirod any artist. As was to be expected the clubhouse was seething with activity. If tiiere was available parking plac •■ fa* a lone fau as the Derby candidate went postward it probably was on the roof of the grandstand. Brilliant in eaten nine three-year-olds paraded to the post as the Immense throne gave rapt at- lention. All eyes were turned on the favorite as is usual in the Derby and yet there was some attention for Wedding Prince, which ultimately proved the winner, for it was recalled that this youngster had been sharply shut off in the Derby trial of a few days ago. HOW THE RACE WAS RUN. There was a delay of a few minutes at the post and then starter Harry Morrissey sent the nine away perfectly. Selota was away fast from the eatsMe and strived to make the pace, but after a brief display of speed gave way to Capt. Clover, On Ih" bakstretch Capt. Clover continued to make the pace, with Wedding Prince still far in the rear. Turning for home the MM of General Roberts still raced in front, with Proclamation his nearest rival. It was here that Wedding Prince seemed to g-nho- his full stride and answered to hi* riders rati with a wonderful display of speed, while the ethera were tiring. Jockey Duggan was quick to see an op"ning next to the inside rail a sixteenth out. Through this he sent Wedding Prince and the stout - hearted colt was equal to all that was cxjH-cted of him. Then came the cheers and the second running of the Tijuana Derby had passed into history. The Sbafer and Conway stable had a fine day, for this establishment annexed two handicaps, in the fifth race, at three-quarters mile, the Peep oDay gelding. Sam Keh. was responsible for the first defeat which Kinglike, the four-time winner. has suffered here. However, it was not without a struggle and even in defeat Kinglike was heroic. for he conceded Sam Reh fourteen pounds and then was beaten only a half length. That Kinglike is a good horse these j,iys seems well established. The second Shafer and Conway victory came in the seventh race, a handicap at one and a sixteenth miles, and. strange to relate, the mare Furbelow was again second. She was beaten a nose again and she seems to have the monopoly on being defeated by scant margins. Of course Sunday it mattered not. for her stablemate. Planet, was the one to take the major part of the purse. Mulciber. which showed a good effort in coming from behind, was third, only beaten by inches. The aged mare Zetetic, from the Mrs. W. U Stan- field stable, which divides her time between racing and matronly duties, earned brackets when she won the fourth race at one and a sixteenth miles. She won easily, too. beating Salgeorge by three lengths aud the latter was a length ahead of Miss Krulcr.

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