Surprise after Surprise: Marks Wednesdays Tijuana Racing-Wedding Prince Suffers Injured Hip, Daily Racing Form, 1922-03-24


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| J ! ] i i ■ ; I I , I I i I I I 1 I I f I 1 1 , [ . ■ I a : 1 f I « ■ ! I : SURPRISE AFTER SURPRISE I Marks Wednesdays Tijuana Racing — Wedding I Prince Suffers Injured Hip. TIJCANA. Mexico, March :;ri.— There were thrills galore at the Imrder course yesterday. What with I •dose finishes and the winnint: of long-priced thor- I oughbreds the sport as provided should have ap- I peaaed the appetite of the most rabid rerhsg follow i er. Weather conditions were perfect, th- day being i typical of Californias glorious climate. As a result Old Sols warmth coaxed a bumper crowd of pleasure seekers across the border and in the attendance i were noticed many eastern tourists. In a race replete with interference and not a true one apt. Clover scored an easy victory iu the three-year-eld handicap, at one mile, which was the fifth and feature race of the program. He escaped the jam which occurred rounding the first turn and never being seriously menaced showed a three length advantage at the finisiiing post. South Breeze, one ] of the chief sufferers from the rough tactics indulged in. was second, with Thriller third. South Rreeae really ran a remarkable race, and he was almost knocked down going to the first turn. However, he recovered ouickly and gamely made up the lost ground. Whatever chance Wedding Prince had was eliminated on the turn when lie was buffeted ShOQjt He fell to the rear and when jockey N. Daggaa pulled him ap it was apparent that he had injured his hip. His rider dismounted and the thoroughbred limped painfully back to the stand while being led by his Jockey. It was left to Walter Dant. the seven-year-old son of Harrigan. to furnish the outstanding surprise of the day. This campaigner was recently claimed out of a cheap race for S80O for C. 15. Irwin. Yesterday he was pitted against some good long distance runners, of which Polly Wale ruled a heavily- , backed favorite. Walter Dant appeared outclassed in the company opposed to him and in consequence his friends were few among the speculatively inclined. Deniousltiiting that Irwin had made a wide claim Walter Dant came from far back to win going away by a length. Finishing in second place was Franklin, his margin for that portion of the purse being but a nose over Polly Wale. The latter, after acting as one of the pacemakers, tired in the final drive and had her troubles annexing third place from Glen Well. In justice to the last-named horse it must be said that he was the victim of weak riding. The diminutive jockey Long was of Be BBBtetaace to him — in fact, a hindrance — and no doubt with a stronger rider iu the siddle he would ptobably have caught the eyes of the judges a winner. In most cases during the afternoon the longshots raced rampant, and surprise after surprise was recorded. As a resaft the layers replenished their depleted bankrolls, which were so rudely assaulted Tuesday, when the landslide of favorites bore down in front. MARY JAY AT GENEROUS ODDS. The longest priced winner of the day was Mary Jay in the second race at five -eighths. Heretofore she has been the sluggard in her races, but yesterday she was a wild horse. Dashing through the stretch she won in a canter and paid the handsome price of ."4 to 1. Another favorite was bowled over in the third race, when the odds-on choice Hamilton A. gave way to the rush of Col. Murphy. Which, with the novice rider Organ astride, snatched peee verdict from him in the last stride. Miss Krutcr carried the hopes and dollars of the talent in the fourth race over a distance of a mile and an eighth, but after flattering her be.ickers for the major part of the race finished tiring and outside of the money. Again an outsider was sue. cessful. This was Pinecrest. who in a desperate duel outstayed Ycrmak. Plow Steel was thitd and best of the others. The s[ ly nine-year-old mare Hazel Dale, carrying 117 pounds, was installed a lukewarm favorite over May Maulsby in the concluding race. The heavy impost proved her undoing, for after leading until victory was almost within her grasp she quit suddenly, which enabled the second choice to beat her a half length. The extreme outsider, Tcnnilec. showed an improved race to finsh third. There were two claims registered during the afternoon. W. Leeds took Pueblo out of the third race, wliih- Wm. ••Bod" Walker added Plow Steel ti his racing establishment, claiming him from the I fourth race. Eight hundred dollars was the con- I J lideration in both cases. O *

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