Tijuana Racing Pleases: Thursdays Program Featureless but Interesting-Anna Reginas Speed Too Much, Daily Racing Form, 1922-04-08


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TIJUANA RACING PLEASES i Thursdays Program Featureless but Interesting — Anna Reginas Speed Too Much. TlJlANA. Mexico. April 7. — Somewhat feature less was the program at Tijuana yesterday, but. nevertheless, it furnished some interesting racing and favorites weie only one short of evenly balancing the winners. Three first choices scored, these being the odds-on favorite Emma Williams in the first. Yermak in the sixth and Good Enough iu the last. Certainly no complaint can be offered anent the weather yesterday. It was perfect. There was not a cloud in the sky and n gentle breeae from off the Pacific only three miles away tempered the raj d of Old Sol and made it quite agreeable. A big ciowd is never expected for a Thursday, but the total count was quite surprising and president Jaaaea Wood Coffroth was pleased to announce that, barring two occasions, it was the best attendance for a Thursday of the meeting. While the speculation was not extremely brisk, it was steady and wagering on each race was well up to the general average It was left to Jack Pelter to saddle the winuer of the most attractive race ou the card. This was Anna Regina. victorious in the fifth race at five and a half furlongs. The mare was entrusted to jockey C. Bulls and this daughter of Von Tromp made good in a manner which left little doubt iu the minds of the spectators as to her superiority over her opponents. Kails took a snug hold of her during the early running aud timed his move to a nicety. When the leaders turned for home, Ralls gave her free rein and in a flash she took command and from there on won by as much as her rider pleased. Running in second place was Miss Manage, the favorite, which was unable to cope with Anna Reginas speed. However, she was much the best of the others and easily took second honors from Coca Cola. Toomboola. second choice in the betting, raced disappointingly and finished back in the van. Veteran of many tracks is Yermak This Ormon-dale gelding, which has won quite consistently, and under various skies, annexed another pair of brackets by winning the sixth race at oue mile aud seventy yards. On form Yermak appeared best and it was quite surprising that he paid the liberal price of 3 to 2 in the machines. Jockey Caron was the rider and he took his mount right to the front, never to be headed, und never to encounter danger at any part of the race. At the end Yermak only needed mild urging to outfinish Balarosa by three-quarters of a length. Wi inland, a paddock tip, was third and best of the others. The freaks of the mutuel system of wagering was noted after the number of July Fly had been displayed uppermost ou the placing board. This winner paid V/g to 1 straight. 9 to 5 place and also 9 to 3 for show. July Fly was victorious in the seventh race at an even mile. The favorite. No Wonder, after being repeatedly tried at a mile, quit badly again and was ninth in the field of ten. Choir Master stood a hard drive to be seoud, while for third place theie was a hard tussle in which Old Homestead outlasted Prophecy by inches. It remained for Jeff Heard to furnish the outstanding surprise of the day when his three-year-old Olympiad dashed home in front in the third race, at five and a half furlongs. Olympiad paid 17 to 1 and scored easily from Firo and Capon. Garden City, one of the most improved sprinters of the Tijuana meeting, which will go postward in the special race at three quarters mile Sunday, was worked the distance between races today. He had 120 pounds up and cantered the three-quart rs in 1:H5. Between races yesterday Be Frank and his stable-mate Sunnyland wore given a trial of five-eighths The two worked the distance In easy fashion in 1:02. and trainer Harry Lima was so mucli pleased with the performance that he said that they would be sent to the races at an early date. The two year-olds Melachriuo and Paisley, which are scheduled for a summer ampaign over the New York tracks, were insured yesterday for So. 000 each. . +

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