Doctor Corbett in Front: His Great Speed Brings Victory in Tijuana Main Race-Nebraska Lad at Long Odds, Daily Racing Form, 1922-04-20


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j DOCTOR CORBETT IN FRONT I His Great Speed Brings Victory in Tijuana Main Race — Nebraska Lad at Long Odds. TIJUANA. Mexico, April 19.— Doctor Cor-bett turned in a speedy performance yester- i day wheal he vanquished a small but select band of sprinters in the fifth and feature race of the Tijuana program. The son of Rapid j Water and Bridge Light, with jockey H. Jones and 112 pounds in the saddle, ran the | distance in the fast time of 1 :01. His margin : at the end was but a head and it took the hardest kind of riding to land him in front. When the barrier arose Anna Regina dashed ] into the lead, closely pursued by Sedan and : Wild Thoughts. This trio raced abreast until rounding the last turn, where Anna Re- i gina finally shook off the other two. Mean- I while Doctor Corbett, which had been out- I paced in the early running, closed up ground i steadily and entering the stretch his gigantic i formed loomed up like a locomotive coming j head on. Anna Regina had secured a clear lead, while Doctor Corbett stride by stride i was lessening the gap. Twenty yards out he looked the mare in the eye and from there on i crept past her inch by inch as she gave way I to his challenge. Wild Thoughts was third. ] six lengths back, and only took that portion of the purse because Sedan was exhausted. Summerlike weather and a hot sun, coupled with the fact that it was ladies day, brought , out an unusually large number of both sexes. A brisk wind blew down the fertile Tijuana Valley and swept the course for the first two races. It soon spent its strength and for the remainder of the afternoon it was ; sultry. Top coats were discarded as excess baggage. Barring the initial race, which was won in easy fashion by Poacher, and the concluding dash, which went to Harrigans Heir, which likewise earned brackets with speed in re- I serve, the finishes during the afternoon were of the rousing variety. Indeed some of them were so close that it was no place for those with weak hearts. It was a bad day for the rank and file, as only two favorites managed to reward their backers. LE DINOSAXRE TAYS WELL. Le Dinosaure, the eight-year-old French-bred horse, paying 5.8u to , was the third runner at lucrative odds that caught the discerning eye of the judges. He got up in the sixth, at one and one-eighth miles, to ■how his head in front of Tom Brooks and Conichon at the end. The outstanding surprise of the day came in the second race when Nebraska Lad, rid- I den by jockey F. Baker, took a head decision from the favorite, Walter Mack. Only a few scattering wagers were for Nebraska Lad and the lucky ones who held tickets on the long shot gave vent to lusty cheering when the bountiful price of better than 65 to 1 was displayed on the boards. The one-time good sprinter Myrtle A. was the next outsider that shocked the talent. She was a starter in the fourth race, at an i even mile, and managed to carry on long enough to win by a head. Again the favorite was second, this being Peerless One. Myrtle A. paid almost 27 to I and won her race i neglected in the betting by her stable connections. Trainer S. Polk saddled his second winner of the afternoon, having previously won with ; Poacher, when his Harry Burgoyne came back fresh from his victory of Sunday and defeated Walter Dant by the best part of a length in the seventh race, at a mile. Tolks blue and gold colors passed every post in front, but oidy by a slight margin. I The only claim of the day was registered in the last race, in which Ike Mills changed hands for ,300. J. Tate was the claimant.

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