Tijuanas Largest Crowd: Sees Mulciber Carry off the Valuable Coffroth Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1922-03-21


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j TIJUANAS LARGEST CROWD ♦ Sees Mulciber Carry Off the Valuable Coffroth Handicap. . « C. B. Irwin" s Rifle and Regreso Finish Second and Third — Be Frank Badly Beaten. a ll.li ANA, Meriee, Match ».- Bacraaj will never die. Thousands by their ardent devotion, their un paralleled enthusiasm, their manner of action and by word of mouth yesterday furnished this convinc ing brief for the most kingly of sports. All previous attendance records for the border curse paled into insignificance. Ihe ereard was greater than any during the six years that president James Wood Coffroth has directed the sport. It was more en-lliusiastic and the volume of speculation also proMit u record for the Mexican track. The Coffroth Handicap and its purse of SJO.O* 0. a magic phrase this, was the magnet that brought lo Tijnana its greatest crowd. There was an overflow of attendance and it found its way even to the roof of the grandstand, the clubhouse, betting ring and even in the center field. That famous end run of "Bo" McMilliu would have availed nothing iu making headway in the throng. Th-re was no opening to be found. It was solid, packed, jammed, crammed, and it was just a mass of moving humanity from the betting ring to paddock, to grandstand, to clubhouse, to lawn and then over again. If you desired to reach a certain petal there was only on way — pick out the crowd moving in the direction of your objective and move witli it. The lurf is no exception to the rule that precedent-; are now and then ups-t. Witness yesterday. Crown i. It. Allen of Nashville. Tciin.. owner and trainer. In the same coronation spread the laurels to include his good horse Mulciber. It is related that Mubiber never had a fondness for a long route. He was always beM known and performed accordingly as a sprinter. Sunday he dis|H-lled that idea by going a long route too. It was at one and one-• liiarter miles and. contrary to the nithod of sprinters. I.e came fnun behind. Mighty in victory WM he. He was so mighty that he had three and a bnlf lengths advantage at the end and he wed the maj r portion of tiie purse, $ lo.OOO. drawing away in impressive fashion. KIFLE SETS FAST PACE. There was no delay at the start to speak of. It w;;s good for all and well-nigh perfect. Kifl-. M lowing his usual method of racing, took upon himself the task of pacemaker and for a time it appeared that he might be the surprise horse of th • day. He. with Uegreso. represented C. B. Irwin. Iassing the stand the first time around Rifle had assumed a lead of a length, with Breo-te and Be Frank his closest rivals. This m as near as Be Frank ever got to him. Iu the backstretch he was still going fast. At this point Be Frank was seen lo fall back and his stablcmate Sunnyland then set sail after the leader. The pace was one to break the most stout-hearted and it proved the undoing of Sunnyland. In the meantime Mulciber. excellently ridden by jockey Huntamer. had found a position within strik ing distance of the leaders and passing the half appeared to be running well under restraint. A~. the big field of eleven turned fi»r home Uegreso which had moved up fast on the far turn, loomed up on even terms with Ufta. "The Irwin entry will run one, two." Tims shouted the thousands iu unison. However, they had not reckoned wilh Mulciber. like a fallinr meteor, like plummet dropping from the clouds be streaked across the bertaeak, his black and graceful body standing out in bold relief against the sunshine playing on the Mexican hills iu the background. "Its Mulciber: Kifle is beaten!" The crowd sensed the winner. On and on eame this "Black Beauty." sou of Vul-cain. He was striding long and fast and without jockey Huntamer ever being required to ask his mount for an extra effort lie lwiunded across the winning line, three and a half lengths ahead of Rifle. I.cgreso. which had raced from last place to a position of advantage in the stretch, tired when victory was la sight and finished third. Then came Ilanet. which was not favored br the best of luck during the running of the race. Next was the. Bronx entry Sunnyland. which beat his stablemaie Be Frank a half a length. Be Franks race was not one which was befitting his class. He showed only brief speed and tired in his tracks long before the stretch was reached. For the winner there was the customary floral tribute, the horseshoe being placed over his arched neck by Mrs. f". s. Orant, Jr. There was no cry for "Camera!** Those movie men have a way of being there at the right time and they began clicking off history. Views of the race will be exhibited nationally in the news weeklies. COFFIELD BEATS MOTOR COP. The .secondary feature of the day recorded a splendid victory for the North ami Kowe gelding Oaf field. He earned signal honors in a dash O? tlueeqiiarters of a mile, for he trimmed sucu sp.-ed horses » Motor Cap, Furbelow. Sam Keh. Dealer CerhCtt, Sedan. Kinglike and others of this ilk. He raced in close attendance on the speedy Motor Oap and at the end the difference in weight between 1!." and UB, f Iliad by Coffield and Motor Cop. worked greatly to the advantage of til" former Motor Top had a strenuous struggle to save second place. Only a nose asperated him from Sam Heh. which, with Furbelow, ruled the favori-as the Shafer and Conway entry. The North and Bowe Stable alee scored with Unfitly Nan Mi-Kiuue.v in « race at oue and oue-six-teenth miles, the young mis.s Iicating a fair band of long distance runners. Sue changed ejaartCTH, for she was claimed by I,. T. Whitehill for *t-.."00. A good investment has beeu Nan MeKiuucy for the North and Bowe firm. She was purchased for , I in I «- a modest suin. won four race* and was second ■■ , : before betaf, lainied yesieiday. Continued on mhouU page,] • , j TIJUANAS LARGEST CROWD i Continued from page one. The Caff roth Handicap drew followers of racing froaj far and near. Among those noticed in the crowd were Sam Ulako. Toronto. Canada: Terry li.Malley. Chicago: Judge F,ce Rose. l»s Angeles: Morris Lee. New York: Johnny Is.ih. s. New York: M. Morganthal. San Francisco: Billy Lyons. San Fianci-co; Bill Ciiuimins. San Praaciaea; Frank Bane, New lark; J. M. Dalby. Mexieali. Mexico; Seine A. CartOS Meudo -.1. I lei BMMlil lo. Mexico; Roy Of fui. New Yoik: William Bender. St. Louis; John Erdrich. Philadelphia; Chailie Buck Haffer. Cleveland: E. P. Howard. Sim Antonio; John Con sidiiic. New York; Teal S. Mnlvey, II. H. Cosgriff. W c MiUuii ah, Ii-.ii.i, J. Beaaeaay, Neil T. Duffy. Eddie Giaiicv. Jim 1, tiffin. San J-raieis.-o. Baraej uiillield. Frank Chance and Cy Merrick, I»s An geies, and Bob Harris of Memphis. 1

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