Auspicious Beginning: Supercargo Makes Successful Bow Ti Tijuana Race Patrons, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-25


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AUSPICIOUS BEGINNING Supercargo Makes Successful Bow to Tijuana Race Patrons. 9 Takes Main Race of Saturdays Card M. Fator Rides Three Winners and Petsoldt Two. SAN DTEGO, Cal., December 24. To bring a horse from faraway Maryland, prepare him for a mile race and win with him at the first asking is no easy task, so, when Supercargo bested a good band of long distance horses in the feature of Saturdays card at Tijuana, the lions share of the praise for the colts victory belonged to trainer Chris Kirchbaum. Years ago when racing was in its hoyday in California Kirchbaum, then a jockey of more than ordinary ability, was under contract to John Crane and many were the times that he carried the green and white stripes of his employer to victory. A strong friendship has been established between the two and for years Kirchbaum lias been more or less in Cranes employ. It was this Kirchbaum that saddled Supercargo for John Crane and it was he who gave jockey M. Fator the leg up, with the parting words "lake him to the front, son, and he will stay there, for you have a dead fit horse under you." True words they were, for Supercargo took command at the rise of the barrier and never relinquished the lead during the race, although repeatedly challenged. It was Breeze that gave him the most concern. That aged campaigner raced lapped on to the winner, but at the end youth was served and Supercargo triumphed by a half length over his older competitor, Breeze, who in turn took the measure of the odds-on choice. Bastille, from the J. K. L. Boss barn. Bastilles performance was again a disappointment. Granted that he was in close quarters rounding the first turn, but when in the clear he showed little or nothing to become enthused over. Bastille being an entire l.orse may be one of those peculiar thoroughbred, that will not do their best when bothered. At any rate, we will not condemn him until we see him race under more favorable circumstances. 3T. FATOR IN LIMELIGHT. That scintillating star of the saddle, jockey M. Fator, who is pressing jockey C. Lang for the honor of being the leading rider of America for 1S22, made quite a gain Saturday on his rival when he rode three winners. The youngster started his string of successes in the fourth race when he piloted Brian Kent to a nose victory over Lady Leonid. Jockey W. Pool, who was recently operatod on for appendicitis, accepted his first mount since his illness when he rode Lady Leonid and a better effort in the saddle than the ride which Pool displayed would be hard to find. He brought the filly up with a cyclonic rush and, riding his hardest with heels and hands, Lady Leonid only failed to get up by the narrowest of margins. Supercargos victory registered the second time of the afternoon that Fator was still inside the charmed circle and in the last event it was Pay Off and Fator again that jogged back to the winners ring after taking John Jr. and Full Moons measure. It is Fa-tors most ardent wish to head the list of winning jockeys for this year and great care is being taken in the selection of his mounts by his contract holder, S. Polk, in an effort to engage him on thoroughbreds that have a good chance to win. Jockey Petzoldts star was also in the ascendancy during the afternoon, that lad riding the first two winners. His victory on Nebraska Lad in the opener was a hollow one, as the son of David Tenny finished six lengths in front of Tom Craven and Sholbyville, the first and second choices. Nebraska Lads victory was entirely un-looked for and, in consequence, he paid the attractive price of better than 25 to 1 in the mutuels. Eugenia K. and jockey Petzoldt were a winning combination in the second race at a mile and a sixteenth. The filly opened up daylight on her competitors at the rise of the barrier and from there on every post registered her in command. She finished out the journey with a length to spare, with Leta and Walter Dant pressing her hard. HOLIDAY VISITORS ARRIYE. The advance guard of the holiday pleasure seekers was noted at the track Saturday and, with the San Diego hotels reporting a heavy reservation list, the attendance at the border course Sunday and Monday should soar to high figures. The West Virginia-Gonzala football game to be played in the mammoth San Diego stadium Monday will draw many visitors for the two days and Sunday the players of both teams, with Walter Edkersall, Jim Thorpe and other big guns of the grid world, will be the guests of president J. W. Coffroth. Champion Jack Dempsey will be Continued on twelfth page. AUSPICIOUS BEGINNING Continued from first page. on hand. So with King Horse, boxing and football represented, there will be a strong personnel from the whos who of sports. After fourteen days of mud the course is reaching top speed and the fans are welcoming the clouds of dust stirred up by the fields as they speed around the turns. The improved track conditions are drawing out a better class of horses and many of the eastern runners will make their debut Sunday and Monday. There are seventy-five nominations for the 0,000 Coffroth Handicap, the richest all-aged stake of America, and numbered among them are such horses as Krewer. John Paul Jones, Supercargo, Dr. Clark, Cherry Tree, Fairway, Gcorgie, Rebuke, Spanish Maize, Be Frank, Grace Mayers, Serapis, Oil Man, Carrabosse, Guy, Soutnern Cross, Bon Homme, Blanc Seing, Adonis, Knighthood, East Indian and others. The complete list of nominations for all of the stakes has been placed in the hands of the printer and a neat booklet will be published this week, giving the names of the horses and their owners entered in the respective salient features. Jockey II. Howard, under contract to the Triple Springs Farm, is an arrival from Maryland. W. T. Anderson has been placed in charge of the budding apprentice, who is said to be a rider of exceptional promise. Alex Pantagcs, owner of a string of vaudeville houses on the Pacific coast, is here to spend the holidays. He was a visitor at the track, accompanied by his family. Being an ardent admirer of the thoroughbred, he took a keen interest in the sport and viewed the races from the clubhouse veranda. The crack Nevada-bred sprinter Paisley turned in a speedy trial this morning when he reeled off three-eighths in 35 flat. George J. Miller is extremely sweet on the yearling Buster Keaton, by Atheling II., which he is training for J. C. McKay, of Reno, Nov. The colts conformation is most pleasing to the eye and the dockers report that his trials all have been striking examples of the extreme speed which he will show when lie is sent to the races after the first of the year. George P. Fuller, the wealthy San Francisco sportsman, who races Be Frank, Sun-nyland and others under the nom do plume of the Bronx Stable, is expected to arrive shortly after the holidays. He has reserved accommodations at the Hotel Del Coronado and will pass the balance of the winter here.

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