Huntamers Fine Riding: His Excellent Horsemanship Outstanding Feature of Fridays Racing at Tijuana, Daily Racing Form, 1922-03-26


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] ] i 1 ] i ] 1 i i HUNTAMERS FINE RIDING His Excellent Horsemanship Outstanding Feature of Fridays Racing at Tijuana. TI.HANA. Mexico. March 2.". — Favorites had an eras break in the decision of Fridays program. which had no outstanding feature, but which furnished interesting sport for a good average crowd. Probably the most noticeable feat of the afternoon again brought that good jockey J. Huiitainer into the limelight and he ha-l.ed in the acclaim given hy satisfied satrsas, for he scored with the favorite, and this after one of the best bits of riding recorded at this long meeting. Jockey 1 1 iint.-i iiit-i s ■access came in the fifth race, at one and one-sixteenth miles, when he rode the W.itervale filly Vic to victory for the Thompson and Berry stable. The field numbered six and Vic was made the first choice. Displaying a keen knowledge of pace and the quick eye to see an opening lluntauier kept the filly under stout restraint until rounding the far turn, where he allowed her to rush up to the leader. Vic passed the pacemaker at will and ultimately won with speed in reserve. Water Willow, running a surprisingly good race, was second, only a head in front of Head Over Beds. The latter "propped" at the start and made up a lot of ground. With a better beginning she might have been closer up. Another win was scored by the aged campaigner Plantagenet and his victories amount into neat figures, for the old fellow has won races in many climes. He proved the better in the fourlh rate, at three quarters mile, and after he had raced Careen into defeat. In- outstayed Sliss April Fool in the final drive. Orleans Girl was third. This was an extremely popular victory, for although Miss April Fool was the favorite and Plantagenet was second choice, the latter always has had a big following at Tijuana and when jockey P. Hum moved him into the circle to salute the judges after the finish, there was a lusty cheer for the victor. CROUPIER HEAVILY BACKED. The steady shouting of "Croupier" gave a pre-race imlicalion. as eM watched the action in the inutuel machines, that this son of Colinet in the second race at three-quarters was rapidly riding to favoritism. There was such an avalanche of money for Croupier that after his victory he paid 1 to 2 in the machines. Cioupier proved much the better He was away none too well, but when he found an opening next to the inside rail in the last ieghth. he shot through it like a meteor and won as Jockey Majestic pleased. Toyon made a fast and game fight to be second with Little Princess taking the consolation end of the purse. There was a light rain during Thursday night. but the warm sun of yesterday got in its work and the track was dry, the technical description beiag "good." C. B. Irwin, Wyoming horseman, announced that he will race his extensive string at the spring meeting in Omaha and later will campaign over the eastern Canadian circuit. Among the thoroughbreds Which Irwin will race at Omaha are Bifle, Begrese, Motor top. Sedan. Walter Dant, Tom Craven. Back-horn II.. Plow Steel. Dainty Lady and others. George J. Millers Bast Indian, a candidate for the $."i.000 Tijuana Cap, which will be decided Sun- I day. was woi ked a mile and a half y. sterday in I preparation for the longdistance feature. The 1 dockers reported the work in 2:39-i and it was without a hard effort. Charley Boy. a horse which has shown much improved io;m in his recent races, was seriously in-Jared Friday awraiag whea he fell through the fsaee after colliding with a "dog" which Bad bdn itrehrbed acMSS the track on account of the early morning mud His rider escaped injury. Jockey Ralls was fined 881 for rougu riding Thursday, the punishment being announced by the stewards yesterday. a

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