Tijuanna S Best Meeting: Prospects Never Better for Wonderful Racing at Mexican Track, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-29


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TIJUANAS BEST MEETING Prospects Never Better for Wonderful Racing at Mexican Track. Crack Field for Opening Day Handicap-Plenty Good Riding Material Available Official Staff Completed. SAN DLEGO, Cal., November 28. Within the shadow of the opening days racing at Tijuana, which will be ushered in on the same day that the national bird meets his inevitable fate and adorns the festive board, everything is in readiness for a winter season of racing which gives promise of eclipsing all previous meetings held at the border course. Barring the stables which have been reserved for Colonel R. L. Baker and the Keene Brothers there is not an inch of empty space. For the Bowie shipment fifty additional stalls are in course of erection and these will be completed in time to house the late comers. San Diego, the city noted for its superb winter climate, is rapidly filling up with tourists and turf enthusiasts and the problem which now presents itself is how to accommodate the huge throng which is sure to be on hand for the inaugural day. Hotel men here have co-operated and have reported to the Jockey Club that they will make every effort possible to comfortably take care of the racing folks that are coming from as far north as Seattle, Wash. The piece de resistance for the initial days racing will be the Opening Handicap, a gallop of a mile and a sixteenth, for a purse of ,200. Clockers report that many thoroughbreds of the better class are being pointed for this feature event and that the following horses will probably accept weights: Bastille, Feylance, Adonis, Red Wingfield, Halu, Breeze, Catharine Marrone, Glen Well, Sample, Coffield and Marcella Boy. The jockey situation this winter looms up well. Already there are on the ground pilots of more than ordinary ability, such as W. Pool, C. Rail, J. Thomas, M. Anderson, P. Walls, H. Long, H. Molter, J. OBrien, W. Dean W. Miller, C. Studer, M. Fator, P. Hum, A. Claver, J. Glass, J. Metcalf, L. Mink, F. Chiavetti, E. Taylor, H. S. Jones, T. Rae, O. Atwell, P. Martinez, D. Hurn, E. Josiah, T. Wilson, J. Huntamer, C. Thompson, C. Buel, W. Martin and others. The horses Blossom House and Old Faithful, owned by H. Hezzletine of San Diego, are delayed arrivals from the East. COLT MELACHRIJfO FIKED. The colt Melachrino, owned by L. Tryon, was fired yesterday for a small splint. Dr. T. J. Ogle, who put the firing irons to Melachrino, reports that Bob Baker and General Agramonte were also subjected to a like operation for ankle trouble. The complete list of officials for the coming meeting are as follows: Stewards, Francis Nelson, J. W. Croffoth and D. J. Rose ; presiding judge, Francis Nelson ; associate judges, L. J. Rose and J. S. Rothert; starter, Harry Morrissey ; racing secretary, J. H. Rothert; paddock judge, J. W. Hay-man ; patrol judge, J. J. Donovan ; veterinarian, Dr. T. J. Ogle; physicians, Dr. Chartres Martin and Dr. E. H. Crabtree ; timers, Al Leach and Samuel Sanders. Colonel R. L. Baker, who is here in advance of his horses, stated this morning that being unable to obtain the services of a three-door car he had accepted a two-door conveyance and that his horses were scheduled to leave Lexington yesterday. The star of his string is Georgie, which will be pointed especially for the 530,000 Coffroth Handicap. Jockey W. Pool, who is here, will bear the Baker silks whenever the Kentucki-an elects to send his horses postward. The paved highway from San Diego to Tijuana, which has been in course of construction, has been completed and those who favor motoring to the course will glide over a strip of concrete road without interruption. The San Diego and Arizona Railroad has announced that in addition to their regular service to the course a half hourly motor train will be dispatched from the I union depot from early morn until 3 p. m.

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