First Far Western Venture: J. K. L. Ross Contributes some Splendid Racers for Winter Meeting at Tijuana, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-06


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FIRST FAR WESTERN VENTURE J. K. L. Ross Contributes Some Splendid Racers for Winter Meeting at Tijuana- SAN DIEGO, Cal., December 5. Commander J. K. L. Ross, president of the Montreal Jockey Club and owner of one of the largest racing stables in Canada and the United States, is well represented at the track of the Tijuana Jockey Club, which was opened with great acclaim Thanksgiving Day under the direction of James Wood Coffroth for a meeting of 100 days or more. Among the horses that will bear the Ross silks at the Lower California course are Spanish Maize, Lion dOr, Muttikins, Bastille and Feylance. This Tijuana adventure of the Canadian sportsman will be his first away from the Atlantic seaboard and Kentucky. Heretofore he has confined his racing to Canada, Maryland and New York mostly. For two years in succession, 1918 and 1919, Commander Ross led the winning owners of the United States and Canada. Great horses that have borne his silks were Cudgel, Sir Barton, Billy Kelly, Boniface and Constancy among others. The participation of Commander Ross in Tijuana racing is of great significance to reviving Pacific Coast racing and thoroughbred production. In years to come Commander Ross will send much first-class blood- Continued on second page. FIRST FAR WESTERN VENTURE ContinwHl from first page stock stallions and mares this way and much of it will remain in California and Nevada to help improve the western thoroughbred. Spanish Maize, a son of Spanish Prince II. and Wheat-ear, is the star of the shipment recently arrived at Tijuana, of which mart is expected in the course of the coming winter. A chestnut of heroic proportions, Spanish Maize stands sixteen hands and more cn his plates and is handsomely proportioned this English-bred colt has not yet struck Ivs destined gait. Like most horses of foreign blood that come to the United States he has required time for acclimatization. But Le has shown flashes of brilliant form. He was good enough in Canada in June to win the Hamilton Derby of one mile and a quarter, in which he defeated the brilliant Star Jester in 2 He will be better out here in February, March and April. He will of course be pointed for the Co f froth Handicap of 0,000, at one mile and a quarter, that will be renewed in March next; also for the ,000 Tijuana Cup, a gallop of two miles. It is the conviction of Henry McDaniel, trainer of the Ross stable, that Spanish Maize will develop long-distance running qualities at Tijuana that will make him a formidable cup proposition throughout the eastern racing season of 1923. Lion dOr, a gelding by Heno Aile dOr and a product of William Woodwards Belair Stud of Prince George County, Maryland, will confine his efforts to sprinting races of six and seven-eighths and one mile. Mutti-kins, a daughter of Star Shoot and Falcon, has won half a dozen races this year in Canada and the United States. Bastille, a son of Voter and Oppression, bred in France by John Sanford of New York, is a good miler, and Messines and Feylance are fast sprinters. Feylance was bred in New York State by Willis Sharpo Kilmer, whose great old gelding Exterminator may come to Tijuana in January to prepare for the Coffroth Handicap.

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