"Coup" with Black Deer: Son of Atheling II. Heavily Backed and Makes Good at Tijuana, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-17


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"COUP" WITH BLACK DEER Son of Atheling II. Heavily Backed and Makes Good at Tijuana. Dr. Johnson Displays OIil-Timc Speed anil Scores at Longest Odds of Afternoon Another for "Itcd" Walker. 4 SAN DIEGO, Cal., December 16. Even in the far East the reverberation of one thoroughbreds victory was heard today. "With the layers of prices throughout the country there is no joy tonight, for this winner was made the medium of a genuine "coup," as the saying goes. Black Deer is the horse and he was the winner of the fourth race, a five and a half furlong dash, for maidens of all ages. Black Deer, black as the first word of his name and just as fleet as the other half of his name would signify, is a son of Atheling II., that stands at the head of the stud at the Nevada Stock Farm, operated at Reno by George W. Wingfield, that stanch patron of the thoroughbred. Black Deer is owned by Ed Moore, an eastern turfman, who is racing -at Tijuana for the first time. With cleverness Moore selected the spot in which to put Black Deer over. For some unknown reason the dockers were caught asleep, with their eyes wide open, and in consequence the "good thing" opened at 20 to 1. This price did not stay any length of time for an avalanche of money poured in on him with the result that his price was hammered down until at post time he was the favorite. As to the race Black Deer was off with the first flight and at the first call he showed in front by a head. From there on to the end he held a slight lead, but it took the hardest kind of riding on the part of jockey Flynn to land him a winner by a neck from Peace Flag. The latter was crowding him at the finish, but the scion of Atheling II. had enough left to stick it out. Peace Flag was an easy second from Krippen, another well thought of horse. KING LIKE SLOW AT STARTING. The longest price of the afternoon was posted after Dr. Johnson had his number displayed on top in the concluding dash. Times there were when Dr. Johnson was considered one of the fastest sprinters in the country and could carry weight and measure strides with the best of them. He was a good horse yesterday and he found a track that was made to order for him. He had Kinglike, that semi-blind horse, to contend with and the talent fought shy of him in favor of the last-named speed marvel. The start of the five-eighths dash was in favor of Dr. Johnson, for he began in front, with Kinglike somewhat tardy in leaving the starting post. With speed galore Dr. John-sdn went on about his business, while Kinglike was forced to do his best to overtake him. This he did while rounding the far turn, but the effort to get on even terms with the speedy pacemaker told on Kinglike, and when the stretch was reached he gave evidence of tiring by bearing out to the outside rail. This mishap placed Dr. Johnson into a long lead, and the finish saw him a length to the good over Chief Barthell, Continued oa eighta page. 1 "COUP" WITH BLACK DEER Continued from first page. with Corncutter in third place. William "Red" Walker continued his list of successes when Yermak carried his scarlet colors to victory in the fifth race, a gallop of one mile and seventy yards. Jockey Stevens, the stable rider, was the pilot aboard, and he rode the horse in fautless style, reserving him throughout the race until the stretch was reached. Here he gave him free rein and in a common canter the nine-year-old son of Ormondale registered a win from Conichon and Rhymer. Favorite players had the better of the argument during the day, four Gf the choices rewarding their backers. Those who carried x the bulk of the speculation to success were Toyon, Cascade, Black Deer and Yermak. i Cascade, after winning the third race, changed barns, W. P. Gaines claiming him for 00 from A. Cartwright. G. E. Campbell of Reno, New, purchased at private sale from George Van Gorden the two-year-old filly Smile Again. George Eerry. trainer for George Wing-field, breeder of Elack Deer, was elated over that colts victory. He reported that the win of this colt meant that there was not a son or daughter of Atheling II. in existence that had not won a race. Messrs. Allen and Tryon sent a royally bred colt to the races in the fourth race. This was Dominator, a son of Uncle and Sun Bonnet. The youngster was shy of speed at the beginning, but was running fast at the end, and perhaps he may show himself to be a real good horse in the future. Jockey Ralls again led the riders for the afternoon. He scored a double by riding Toyon and Cascade to victory.

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