Wreck Delays Special: Maryland Shipment to Tijuana Halted by Train Smash-Up, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-17


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WRECK DELAYS SPECIAL - Maryland Shipment to Tijuana Halted by Train Smash-Up. Eastern Consignment Will Bring Total dumber of Thoroughbreds at Mexican Track to About 750. 4 SAN DIEGO, Cal., November 36. A wrecked freight train, which barred the right-of-way, dashed the hopes of the railroad officials this morning that the Coffroth Thoroughbred Special would establish a new transcontinental record for railroad travel from coast to coast. Until this obstacle presented itself the Maryland consignment of horses bound for Tijuana was speeding across the continent ahead of the best time ever made by a limited train. The special was due at the border at noon today, but railroad officials have reported that owing to the disabled freight the Coffroth Special would not complete its journey until this evening. When this shipment of equines is safely domiciled at the Tijuana plant there will be upwards of 750 horses occupying stalls, awaiting the forthcoming meeting, which will be ushered in on Thanksgiving Day. With many more extensive strings to come from Maryland and Kentucky the peak of thoroughbred population at Tijuana will bo reached November 30. Men well versed in racing affairs claim that never before in the history of Western racing has the class of thoroughbreds been so excellent as the assemblage of runners that will be available ! for racing during the lengthy Tijuana winter meeting. Three carloads of Kentucky horses have recently arrived at Tijuana. The most important shipment was that which was sent by Messrs. Shaffer and Conway of Kansas City. Their horses embraced Planet,- Lou-anna, Sam Reh, Peace Flag, Grace, North Tower and Joe Campbell. Another good band was unloaded belonging to William Nestlehouse of Omaha, In his string is Adonis, John S. Reardon, Penwell, Wingross and Miss Jane. I Other horses that came from the Blue Grass State belonging to miscellaneous owners were Pattern, Leichten, Bacchus, Napon, Leading Star, Marse John, McGees Pink, Marjorie McKay, Glengarry, Annettes Sis- jter, Hyanpom, Angela and Cruzern. J. M. Mills, a wealthy oil man of Los Angeles, has purchased the horses Head Over Heels and Glenwell from the Bisbee Stable at privale sale. Earl Linneli, the veteran trainer, has this small stable in charge. The three-year-old John S. Wiggins suffered a fractured leg this morning while , training and had to be destroyed.

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