Tijuana Track Pleasing: Mexican Course Makes Fine Impression on Col. R. L. Baker, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-22


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j TIJUANA TRACK PLEASING Mexican Course Makes Fine. Impression on Col. R. L. Baker. Kentucky Owner to Race Twelve Horses There Over 800 Thoroughbreds on Hand. TIJUANA, Mexico, November 21. Making an official survey of the Tijuana race track for the first time Colonel R. L. Baker today spoke in terms of commendation of the cn- j terprise and found that there is much to delight the eye. The eastern eye is in a receptive mood to record such impressions as Tijuana offers at this "time of the year. j Colonel Baker found stretches of flower beds, velvety lawns and the surrounding rural district teeming with cultivation. This Kentucky owner has directed that twelve of his thoroughbreds be shipped here for the meeting. His horses now at Lexington, Ky., are ready to entrain, but their departure is delayed on account of the scarcity of three-door horse cars. Heading the Baker string will be Georgie, a capable racer. This one is considered a metropolitan star, being exceptionally good at packing weight and running over a long distance of ground. Colonel Baker declares that Georgie will fit in nicely in the long-distance stakes to be run here. Others which will carry his colors are Jim Daisy, Fair Orient, Lawman, Lavinia, Power, Jack Bauer, Caunzel, Senator Combs, May Bruen, Judge Prior and a yearling colt named Brandeis. Jockey W. Pool will accompany the horses j from Kentucky and ride for the Baker stable. J. R. Atkin, assistant manager of the Tijuana Jockey Club, asserts that the track has broken all records in that there are more horses now assembled at the plant than ever before. The total is now 858, with more coming in each day and several owners asking the Jockey Club if their horses can be taken care of. By the time the meeting is opened November 30 there should be 1,000 horses. Several high-class thoroughbreds are certain to come even at this late date if stabling can be found for them. A set of 100 new stalls has been completed and the construction of fifty additional ones may be necessary. The horses of J. H. McKee, which left Dade Park, Ky., Friday for Tijuana are expected to arrive tomorrow. In this shipment are Crystal Ford, Cote dOr, Abadane and others. Dr. J. T. Ogle has arrived from Pleasanton, Cal., where he rested his runners up after the British Columbia meetings. Dr. Ogle acquired three promising yearlings from the Napa Stock Farm. These are Runply, by Runnymede; Vibrator, by Eliminator, and Searin, by Leggo. The first two are colts and the other is a filly. His older horses are Ken-ward, Eugenia K, Alma W. and Phyllis K. H. Caldwell is another to ship from Pleasanton. He brought Kinglike, Overstep, Hand Sweep, Hasten On and Nellie Harper. It will be recalled that Kinglike, a blind horse, raced well at the last Tijuana meeting. H. T. Palmer today was assigned stabling for the. twenty useful platers which he shipped from Arkon, Ohio.

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