Takes Option Colt Rigel: San Diego Horseman Negotiating for Rancocas Racer, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-10


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i ! . , . ; 1 : i i , , TAKES OPTION ON COLT RIGELj Negotiating! San Diego Horseman for Rancocas Racer. Stable Applications at Tijuana Numerous Blind Baggage to Itacc at Mexican Track. . a SAN DIEGO, Cal., November 9. W. T. Anderson, acting for Carl Withington, a prominent San Diego sportsman, has secured an option on the good colt Rigel from the Rancocas Stable. Anderson has wired With-ington advising him to purchase the two-year-old, and last evening the local sportsman sent his representative word to close the deal. The transaction is a private one, but the consideration-is said to be in excess of ?10,000. Rigel was slow in coming to form during the summer, but of late has been racing well He recently finished in second place to E. R. Bradleys Blossom Time, which won the first half of the rich Pimlico Futurity. On last Monday he triumphed over a good band of juveniles and Anderson reports that his race was a high-class one. In the event that Mr. "Withington ac quires the youngster he will be entered in the ?30,000 Coffroth Handicap, as well as the ,000 Tijuana Derby. Withington also delegated Anderson to seek other racing material. The westerner intends collecting a stable of high-class thoroughbreds and is particularly interested in purchasing some promising yearlings and one or two older horses capable of winning over a long distance of ground. Stable applications continue to pour into the offices of the Tijuana Jockey Club. The latest racing establishment to express its intentions of invading Tijuana is that owned by Messrs. Shafer and Conway of Kansas City. These men are not newcomers in this section of the country, having raced a useful stable of runners at the border course last year. They have applied for stable room for twelve head, which will come in charge of trainer Dugan. C. B. Irwin of Cheyenne, Yvyo., will again race an extensive string of equines over in the domain of the "dons and senoritas." He has twenty-one head munching hay in the regular Irwin barns. The majority of these are all western favorites, which have helped him by their successes in the past to head the list of winning owners for the last three years. Irwin will introduce to the racing public three new thoroughbred faces in the aged sprinter Blind Baggage, King Belle and the two-year-old Noon Hour. Blind Baggage, which suffered serious injuries in a train wreck a few years ago, has been running out for three years. He was purchased from the Peabody estate of Chicago, 111., by Irwin, who hopes to get the one-time speed marvel back to the races. Irwin reports that the old fellow is going along well and that in his opinion he will win his share of the races during the winter. The remainder of the Irwin horses that will sport his red jacket with the Y"-6 on the back, which is symbolic of the brand used by Irwin on his cattle ranch in "Wyoming, are as follows: Motor Cop, Hazel Dale, Harry D., Harry Rudder, Clear Lake, "Walter Dant, Myrtle A., San Hedron, Tom Craven, Buck-horn II., Phrone Ward, Rifle, Regreso, Ros-coe Goose, Tempy Duncan, Corn Cutter and Rosa Atkins. 4

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