Features of Reno Racing: Promising Young Riders Developing-Reno Stake Races Receive Liberal Patronage., Daily Racing Form, 1922-06-22


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I I |« P i 1 J i ]l [ I 1 I i ] |1 ■ , i I i 1 ] ; ! , ! ; h ; h . h . I , i p i ! | I FEATURES OF RENO RACING ". Promising Young Riders Developing — Rsno , Stake Races Receive Liberal Patronage. RENO. New, June 2i. -Reno has opened Its race meeting of twenty -five days to that well known flying start and, unless there should be a startling reversal of patronage and enthusiasm, the present regime of the thoroughbred sport will be recorded as the most successful ever staged in the Silver City. I This city has had racing since 1915 and that i it is a popular diversion here is attested by the fact that there has been ;t healthy growth in attention given the kingly runners. , The cards of Friday and Saturday drew a : liberal attendance and. although it was rather out of line to open a race meeting on • Friday. Reno and its visitors withstood all terrors of superstition. A rather remarkable achievement has been 1 scored early and Cos fell to the lot of jockey ; M. FatOT, who had the good fortune Saturdaj to ride four winners in the eight races. Three of these- Ask Jessie. Candorosa and Commander were favorites, and thus his victo-j lies were all the more popular. With this line start it is certain that Fator is to continue his success where he left off at Tijuana. Like his illustrious brother Iaverne, this youth seems "born to the- saddle. Jb s a daring pilot and will not be denied if he has any chance of scoring. l-a tors contract Is held by Stuart Polk, a veteran in the Held of racing, and. unless the juutii should suffer en unexpected reversal, Polk probably will get a fat sum for the lads contract bj the time this meeting is ended. Another rider who is expected to be among the leaders here is H. Long. The McLain and Gibson Stable has Brat call on his services end many knowing Judges of saddle artists proclaim Long a rid.--- of rare promise. S:i!l another who siio. Id be a finished artist before many moons is w. D. Miller, a colored youth whose contract is held by John Givens, whose association with the thoroughbred goes back about three decades. These three riders are products of Tijuana, thus again Illustrating thai the course e n Mexican soil operated by "Sunny Jim" Coffroth is the real developing ground for saddl luminaries. Nominations for the various stakes to St decided ;.t the meeting have just been mad. pul lie by Leon Wing, raring secretary, and there Is a long list of candidates for the various events. The money for these stakes is greater than any offered for similar con-t sts In Reno racing and the class of horses lis much better than the average. The In-de] ndent • Handclap at l i-!6 miles has twenty; the !:• no Handicap ..t the same distance has twenty-three; the Silver Btati Handicap at three-quarters, twenty-seven; the American Legion claiming Stakes as a mil lists thirty-four, while the Carson Claiming Stakes at five a-id one-half furlongs h.;v twenty-seven nominees. Word lias just been received that the extensive stable operated at Tijuana last winter and. later, at the Omaha meeting, by c. B. Irwin of Wyoming, ill soon arrivt at the Reno track The Irwin horses raced q Itc creditably at the Omaha meeting. Stallv have been reserved for them. If it was p s-sihie to accommodate other thoroughbreds .here there would be a great land, shipped from Omaha, but the stabling room is bo limited that many requests, which would be granted under other circumstances, have bei n denied.

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