Expect Big Attendance: Look for Record Gathering at Tijuana Tomorrow, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-30


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EXPECT BIG ATTENDANCE : 1 Look for Record Gathering at Tijuana Tomorrow- Threatening Weather Only Drawbaok to Auspicious Opening Mexican Track In Fine Condition. SAN DIEGO, Cal., November 29. The eve of the opening day of the winter season of racing at the Mexican track across the border finds this California city crowded with visitors from all parts of the country, who have come to witness the inaugural days racing at Tijuana. Never before since racing was established "at this Mexican course has there been more interest displayed than has been in evidence here for the last week. The thoroughbred and racing are the common topics of conversation in the lobbies of the hotels, all of which are crowded. Everywhere there seems to be general racing atmosphere and predictions are freely made that Tijuana will entertain the largest crowd in its history tomorrow. The only drawback to a record gathering is the threatening weather. Rain fell today and the skies are still laden with heavy clouds. However, showers come and go rapidly in this part of the country and tomorrow may bring bright sunshine. Today was a busy one at the Tijuana track. The finishing touches were being given the plant and, when the gates are thrown open tomorrow, everything will be found spick and span. Many visitors journeyed to the course today to view the horses. The string of Commander J. K. L. Ross commanded more than passing attention and many words of praise were bestowed on the veteran trainer Henry McDaniel over the fine condition the horses appeared to be in. For the inaugural program seven races are provided, with the Opening Handicap as the main attraction. Only five are named" to contest this race, but those entered are among the most forward in condition of the handicap horses and a fine struggle should result. The other races filled well and the well-matched caliber of the prospective starters promises some excellent sport. All the officials are on hand, with Francis Nelson, the presiding steward, in charge of the racing. Starter Harry Morrissey will again dispatch the horses in that clocklike manner that has gained for him an enviable reputation both here and on the Canadian circuit, where he officiates during the spring and summer months. J. S. Rothert has oeen appointed racing secretary to fill the vacancy caused by the untimely death of Leon Wing, who was so cruelly murdered at Reno last summer. The great majority of the horses at Tijuana, even those that traveled across the continent, are in splendid condition and ready for the races. C. B. Irwin is expecting great things of the speedy Motor Cop during the coming meeting. He says it will take a mighty shifty sprinter to beat him, no matter how much weight he will carry. Great interest is being manifested in J. K. L. Ross Georgie and his first appearance under colors wul be the subject for a great outpouring of racing devotees.

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