Rejuvenated Dr. Johnson: Scores His Third Straight Victory of the Tijuana Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-23


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REJUVENATED DR. JOHNSON Scores His Third Straight Victory . of the Tijuana Meeting. Rcgreso in Running Mood and Wins In a Canter Serious Accident in Morning Work-Out. SAN DIEGO, Cal., December 22. The rejuvenated Dr. Johnson, the seven-year-old son of Sir John Johnson and Quack, continued his winning ways yesterday when he scored his third straight victory and showed the way home to a good band of sprinters in the fifth and feature race at three-quarters. The big sprinter, from the A. L. Briggs barn, was intrusted to the care of jockey Clavcr, that scintillating star of the saddle, who came here from eastern Canada. The veteran rider took him right to the front and rating him to perfection he kept his mount well in the lead, although saving him from a supreme effort in the homestretch if threatened. However, Claver found it unnecessary to touch Dr. Johnson with the whip or heels, as he always had the race well in hand. Crystal Ford, which ruled a slight favorite over the consistent winner, made a valiant effort to overtake him when straightened out for home, but despite the hardest kind of riding on the part of jockey M. Fator he was unequal to the task and was forced to be contented with second money. The western-bred colt Cupt. Clover ran an honest race to be third. The time of the race was excellent, 1 :13 being hung out by the officials. Despite the fact that a hot sun beat down on the course it was still a trifle slow, which from a time standpoint makes Dr. Johnsons race quite meritorious. COLONEL MATT EASILY. The blue with gold stars which constitutes the colors of Stewart Polk were home first in the opener when the favorite. Colonel Matt, made a show of his opponents and won the five-eighths dash with a five-length advantage. Closest to him at the finish was Miss Dunbar, while Velvet was best of the others. The third and fourth races were won by horses paying attractive prices in the mutuel machines and those who were lucky enough to back them must have thought that Santa Claus had made them a premature visit. Little Pointer, at edds of better than 22 to 1, took the third in an extremely busy finish from Celebrate, while Amackassin, with the unfashionable jockey Fletcher in the saddle, cantered home in front of Tennilee and I. W. Harper in the fourth. Regreso was in a running mood yesterday and despite a tardy beginning he raced up to the leaders and passed them on the back-stretch with amazing speed, ultimately winning the concluding dash of the day in a canter. C. B. Irwin lost Rosa Atkin out of the second race when It. M. Hollenbeck, represented by Viva, claimed her for . During the morning work-outs a serious accident occurred, resulting in the death of two horses, while Herbert "Ike" Tullett and jockey Pendergast had a narrow escape from serious injury. Tullett was astride of the mare Sweet Apple, which while working collided with a yearling named Als Pal, by Orlinkripp and Twin Girl. The colt received fatal injuries and was at once destroyed to end its miseries, while Sweet Apple was reported to have died at noon. The riders escaped with a few bruises. Als Ial only yesterday was sold by Jones Brothers to O. W. Kipp and this morning was the first time that the latter owner had the youngster tinder saddle. Arrangements were made yesterday whereby the Santa Fe Railroad will run a special train from Los Angeles each Sunday, returning the same evening. Jockey I. Fletcher made an auspicious saddle debut yesterday when he rode Amackassin to victory, gettingliim to the front quickly and keeping him there.

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