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| j i 1 I ! ] 1 • i 1 I ■ 1 1 I • [ I I . ■ • 1 . . ■ . l L GATHERING FOR THE FINALE Large Crowds Journey to Tijuana for Closinf Days of the Meeting. TIJUANA, Mexico, April 22.— Yesterday wa.s by far and away the biggest Friday of the meeting and this despite the fact that It was the one hundred and twenty -eighth day. Thus another testimonial for the popularity of racing is furnished. The advance guard of patrons anxious to attend thf last few days of racing in these parts for this meeting arrived Friday, San Francisco and Los Angeles Bending large numbers by special trains. Hundreds of others mad1 the trip by motor over the famed paved highways of California. The clubhouse was a scene of much gayety and president James YV. Coffroth was busy greeting the many prominent visitors. Among the San Francisco visitors who are well known in public life were Judges F. J. Murasky and Bernard J. Flood, Sheriff Tom S. Finn, Attorney Joseph I. ODonnell, Harry S. Cosgriff, chairman of the state harbor board ; Thomas S. Mulvey, secretary of the Superior Court, and others. Los Angeles waa well represented and in the delegation from the Angel City was noted many bankers, captains of industry and merchant princes with their families. With such a fine start for the closing: period all signs point to the breaking of records for all previous meetings at Tijuana. LONG DISTANCE RACE FEATIUE. Again Friday the weather was performing in faultless style and this naturally added much to the enjoyment of the card, which was featured by a claiming handicap at one and one-half miles. This was the fif.h race and the lightly weighted mare Missoula, under hard riding by jeekey W. Miller, held Louis Lachmund, the challenger, safe in the stretch drive and won by an even length. Fannie Nail was third. The change of riders for Missoula seemed to improve her, for she ran a much better race at this distance than she did last Sunday with jockey M. Fator in the saddle. The English-bred horse Rouen was made favorite and he carried the top impost, 123 pounds. He picked up three pounds over his victory of last Sunday and might have been a more serious contender, but he encountered ill racing luck in being shut off near the three-eighths post when making his move and did not finish in the money. The colors of the veteran owner Del Fountain were carried to a hard earned victory in the opener, a five and a half furlong dash, when Hunters Point managed to stagger home a winner in front of Marion Fluke and Ispham. Jockey M. Fator scored a double when he won with Jay Mac in the second race and Candorosa in the third. Both were at five and a half furlongs. It took the hardest kind of riding on the part of Fator to land Jay Mac a winner, but only mild urging was necessary to keep Candorosa in front of her opponents. BOURBON GREEN IN SOFT SPOT. Bourbon Green found a soft spot in the fourth race, a gallop of one mile and an eighth, and won thi3 race in hollow fashion from Prophecy and Mike Daly. Tierrot, with jockey T. Wilson in the sad-I die. was the medium of a heavy play in the sixth, another long route affair. He showed signs of soreness while parading to the post and subsequently raced as if something pained him. The old fellow showed ttn way to the first turn, but darted to the outside at this point and despite the efforts of Wilson to keep him in continued to race closest to the outside rail. The successful horse turned up in Little Orphan, which made every post a winning one. A poorly judged ride on the part of jockey Wilson was responsible for the downfall of the favorite, Don Dodge, in the seventh race, at an even mile. He was guided wide throughout the contest and at the end Hal Wright beat him a neck. Jockey Carl Studer, who figured in a bad fall two weeks ago, in which jockey Jackie Huntamcr almost lost his life, was able to leave the hospital yesterday. Studer left for his home in Covington, Ky., today, where he will rest up before returning to the saddle. Huntamer shows steady improvement and is reported by attending physicians to be completely out of danger. It is expected that he will be able to be removed t his home within the next few days. LTpt n re-1 covery Huntamer will join his employer, Arthur Brent, in eastern Canada. The latter intends shipping his horses to that racing point on Monday. Dr. T. J. Ogle reported having fired Star Realm for ankle trouble, Hackamere for faulty knees and Sam Hill for ossalets. Charles Berry, who holds the contract on jockey Ralls, will ship his horses to Ueno in charge of Charlie Howell, while he takes his promising apprentice to Cleveland and then to Omaha. Ralls, in whose veins courses the blood of the American redskin, his father being part Cherokee Indian, is attracting the attention of the most exacting horsemen by his saddle work and many are of the opinion that with more experience he will develop into a first-class rider. L. T. Whitehill, Tho has collected quite an extensive string of thoroughbreds, i3 the latest to voice his intentions of racing at Omaha, Those which he will ship to the Ak-Sar-Bea track are Bobby Allen. Plum Blossom. Nan .Mi Kinney. Little L.;;s, Bourbon Green, Frank Wilson and Sadie D. Miss Anita Baldwin, mistress of the historic Santa Anita Stock Farm near Los An- geles. who is shipping Cruzern, the three- roar-old brother of the sensational colt Lan- tado:--, to Kentucky in charge of Jim Curl, showed further evidence of her renewed in-. torest in the racing and breeding of thor-. oughbreds when she purchased the mare Brown Bee from Harry Wallhauser. Brown Bee is to be shipped to her farm to act aa a stud matron. * •"