Mediocre Tijuana Racing: Little to Enthus over in Tuesdays Performance Neg a Fast Sprinter, Daily Racing Form, 1922-04-13


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MEDIOCRE TIJUANA RACING?; Little to Enthuse Over in Tuesdays Program — Neg a Fast Sprinter. TIJUANA. Mexico, April 12.— The sport at Tijuana yesterday was of the shabby variety, the eight races being given over to the cheaper class of thoroughbreds. However, the brand of sport provided did not keep down the attendance, nor did it detract from the ! enthusiasm of those on hand. Speculation in both the mutuels and the books was brisk, but, as is usual, when the platers hold the boards, the favorites were in the eclipse and the rank and file bad a tempestuous afternoon. The best finishes of the day came in the fifth and sixth races, which were won by Thrills and Fiesta respectively. Their margins at the end were extremely narrow. In fact, the winners in these races were unknown until the official numbers had been displayed. Orleans Girl ran a remarkable race to take the seventh, at an even mile. The mare was unprepared at the start and was away lengths behind the leaders. Her rider, jockey Ralls, took after the others in what appeared to be a futile effort and, going around the first turn, he belabored the tardy horse in a manner which aroused all of her desire to run. Steadily she made up the lost ground and, coming around the leaders turning for home, she showed in front midway in the stretch and turned what seemed to be a certain defeat into a well, deserved victory. In his class Neg continues to prove a shifty sprinter. He was an outstanding favorite in the last race and the only pronounced first choice to reward his followers. Jockey Williams was astride of the black son of Omar and he made no mistake. Neg was away in front, but Williams reserved him for the final dash. This held him in good stead, for when the leaders were tiring Neg apparently was still fresh and, coming up on the outside, he wore them down at the end of the five and a half furlongs,- was three-quarters of a length to the good and drawing clear. J. Huntamer, whose son Jackie Huntamer was injured in a fall here two weeks ago, died at Norwalk, Cal., today. This news was received in the official notification of his death from the superintendent of a state hospital for insane. The cause of his death was not announced. The son is reported to be well on the way to recovery from the injury sustained in his fall. SPECIAL RACE ON SUNDAY. Racing secretary Leon Wing today announced that Be Frank and Mulciber will engage in a private sweepstakes next Sunday. The race is to be over a distance of one and one-eighth miles and each thoroughbred will carry 113 pounds. A purse of ,000 has been provided by the Jockey Club and a stirring contest is expected to be the result. Be Frank and Mulciber have, won 0,000 Coffroth Handicaps, the former in 1921 and the latter in the renewal of this fixture this year. This will be the last appearance here at this meeting of the two high-class horses, as they are slated to entrain for the East the day following the race. President James Wood Coffroth and his officials are busy with their plans for the last three days of the meeting. This three-day period has been officially designated as "the blaze of glory" and programs thoroughly in keeping with this euphonious title will be prepared. These days will be April 22. 23 and 24. Governor Lugo of Baja Cala and his official staff will be present, as will also the sixty-piece band from the military garrison at Mexicali. It is likely that Governor Lugo will proclaim a three-day holiday in his domain in honor of this occasion. William Red Walker lost his recent acquisition. Black Top, when R. M. Hollenbeck took a fancy to him and claimed him out of the last race for ,000. John Arvin today purchased at private sale from Charley Howell the two-year-old filly May Beach, by Teo Beach — Conjurer. A carload of horses got under way tonight for Lexington. The horses of William S. Vincent, J. J. Holtman and others were included in the shipment. Another in charge of C. Irby left for Maple Heights. The stars of this consignment are Garden City and the two-time special race winner Coffield. Others are lath, Sans Peur II., Salgeorge, Frank Fogarty, General Agramonte, Ca%alcadour II.. Vaa Patrick and Lady lone.

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