Victory for Kentucky: Louanna from Blue Grass State Takes Feature at Tijuana, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-09


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VICTORYJOR KENTUCKY Louanna From Blue Grass State Takes Feature at Tijuana. Jockey Halls Hides Brilliantly Harry H. and Cornoutter Win for C. B. Inviu. SAN DIEGO, Cal., December S. Kentucky, renowned for its blue grass, pretty women and, last but not least, its majestic thoroughbred, was triumphant in the feature race at Tijuana yesterday, when Louanna, a sprightly and speedy daughter of Luke Mc-Luke, was returned the winner after a hard-fought battle with Romulus. Over a course that was fetlock deep in mud, due to a heavy downpour of rain which fell during the early hours of the morning, this product of the Keeneland Farm of Kentucky demonstrated that besides speed she has stamina aplenty. Starting for the first time here, trainer J. J. Duggan, of the Shafer and Conway confederacy, sent Louanna to the post as fit as hands could make her. Indeed, she had to be in the pink of condition, as her task was a hard one. She was asked to measure strides for three-quarters with such horses of fair ability as Romulus, Mollie Barnes, Dissolute and others. To jockey Ralls belongs the bulk of the praise as regards the fillys success. Wisely he took her back when he found that the pace was too fast and, biding his time, never made a move with Louanna until turning for home. Then he came through on the inside and, challenging Romulus fifty yards from the finish, he fairly lifted his mount over the imaginary line a winner by a short neck. The finish was one that makes the pulse beat faster and if there was a single spectator that was not on his feet as these two fought it out it is a safe bet that he was glued to his seat. Despite the uncertain track conditions form was well observed during the afternoon, and when the day was over it was recorded that five out of seven favorites had rewarded their backers. Inasmuch that a like number of first choices won on Wednesday, it must be said that the public has the better of the argument of late with the "iron men." MIMA WILLIAMS A SURPRISE. Emma Williams was the surprise of the day when she carried off first honors in the initial race, a dash of five and a half furlongs. She was overlooked, despite her known fondness for a soft track, and when she romped home a winner from Chick Barkley and Al Porter, those who backed her on the strength of her mud-runnLng ability were paid the snug returns of 5.00 for each ?2.00 investment. C. B. Irwin, the portly turfman, who hails from Cheyenne, Wyo., duplicated his feat of Wednesday when he again saddled two winners. Thos to carry his red and white jacket first past the winning post were Harry D. and Corncutter. That tough-looking black sprinter, Neg, whose appearance at all times is anything but pleasing, made it two in a row when he managed to take a nose decision from Plan-tagenet in the third race, at five and a half Curlongs. Again it was jockey Ralls superior horsemanship that was responsible for the victory, for he clearly outrode Long, astride of Plantagenet. Jockey Lloyd Barber graduated from the ranks of the maiden riders when he piloted Mart Bunch to a hollow victory in the second race, a dash of five-eighths. The lad rode in promising fashion, and upon returning to the scales he was warmly congratulated by W. G. Jenkins, the veteran western breeder, who holds his contract. M. T. Donovan, who many years ago trained horses for Matty Corbett and Jack McDonald, writes starter Harry Morrissey from Long Beach, Cal., where he is now located, that he intends returning to the sport as an owner. He plans to purchase a few yearlings from an upstate breeder. It was for Donovan that starter Morrissey rode his first race back in the bygone days of Gut-tenburg, when the popular starter was a jockey. Since that day Donovan and starter Morrissey have continued firm friends.

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