Gala Afternoon Of Racing: Fashionable Gathering Witnesses Excellent Sport at Tijuana.; Knighthood Ties Five and a Half Furlongs Track Record in Defeating Oil Man, Krewer and Other Speedy Racers., Daily Racing Form, 1923-02-19


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GALA AFTERNOON OF RACING Fashionable Gathering Witnesses j Excellent Sport at Tijuana Knighthood Ties Fire and a Half Fnrlongs FnrlongsTrack Track llccord in Defeating Oil Man ManKrewcr Krewcr and Other Speedy Kaccrs SAN DIEGO CaL February IS It i3 about 3000 miles from Tijuana to Saratoga and this long distance was bridged Saturday in the minds eye by a fashionable gathering of society folk and racing enthusiasts and the composition of the field of the after ¬ noons feature It was a handicap at five and onehalf furlongs and that the thor ¬ oughbreds running in this were real good horses good enough to sport colors on any race track of America is disclosed by a few names and the startling time which was made to tie the Tijuana track record which was established several years back by that fleet horse San Gallo GalloIn In the handicap of yesterday afternoon the winner turned up in Knighthood carrying the colors of A C Bostwick a Maryland owner Trained to the minute had been Knighthood by J W Healy and he carried his 96 pounds to victory in the good time of l05J Behind him in order were others of clas = i and distinction Beaten an even length by Knighthood was Oil Man formerly belonging to the stable of Gusher Bill Rowe This one in turn was a length and a half better than Krewer at the finish Krew er a former New York thoroughbred of good accomplishments carried the colors of J M Crane This thoroughbred was given quite a hand in the parade particularly by the visit ¬ ing easterners who remembered this son of Aldford when he was trained by Sam Hil dreth and bore the snow white colors of the Rancocas Stable StableTOUGH TOUGH HACK FOK OIL MA Speed played an important part in the decision of the handicap It was Knighthood which had the speed to show the way to his fast rivals With jockey Long in the saddle Knighthood outbroke and outpaced his opponents from the very rise of the bar ¬ rier This enabled him to have a clear course throughout and at the end he had enough left to withstand the determined challenge of Oil Man The latter may have been best Certain it is that his running was not as clear as falls to the lot of a good horse with a fair break in luck As a j matter of fact he was shut off on two differ ¬ ent occasions and finally jockey Thompson despairing of ever getting through on the rail took his mount to the outside outsideWhen When on this path Oil Man displayed amaz ¬ ing speed but his efforts to make up lost ground took their tolls and he was not quite able to reuch his younger rival Krewer had no excuses He was admirably ridden by jockey Rails who kept at him from start j j to finish His hard riding netted only tnc j small end of the purse Motor Cop with top weight of 121 pounds showed some early speed but eventually faded away and landed in last position To the critical eye it was noted that Motor Cop returned to the pad ¬ dock with a slight lameness This may ac ¬ count for his poor showing j For the second time or the meeting Bril j iliant Ray proved an upset and scored at long j j odds when he took the fifth race at five and 1 onehalf furlongs froii a field of sprinters i Brilliant Ray always has speed in abundance j I but at time is prono to give way when j offered battle It was not this way Satur ¬ j day Under the guiding hands of jockey E j Fator the horse at odds better than 35 to 1 took a commanding lead nt once and when it came to a drive he hung on with won ¬ derful tenacity and headed Dolores at the goal post The disappointment of the race was Feylance This runner from the Com ¬ mander J 1C L Ross stable made only a mediocre showing and finished third He raced in this position throughout and ap ¬ peared to be in need of the race for he failed to close with his well known and ex ¬ pected rush rushi i Jockey E Fator was the outstanding sad j j die luminary of the day Besides riding Bril liant Ray lie scored with Delancey in the opener at the good price of 3810 to 100 Fa CouUaucU on eighth page GALA AFTERNOON OF RACING Continued from first page I and made every post a winning one His i margin of victory at the end was three lengths over No Wonder who in turn was a head better than Cannonoall The J W Marchbajik colors continued their winning ways when the Ballot filly Monardella took a small band of maiden threeyearolds into camp in the second race Monardella encountered much trouble and finally had to be taken around the lead ¬ ers by jockey B Parke Once in the clear she gained ground and steadily wearing her rivals down she got up to win by half a length from Cedric and Norford Honey HoneyDon Don Jose spreadeagled his field in the fourth which was a gallop of a mile and seventy yards and it only took mild urging midway in the stretch to keep him going long enough to hold El Roble and Iteydo safe Poor Puss and Eugenia K were the choices in this contest but they never fig ¬ ured in the ultimate decision of the purse Hackamore was a redhot paddock tip in the last and he made good but only by the scantiest of margins Indeed so close was the linish between Hackamore Dolph and i N K Beal that the winner was unknown I until the official numbers had been displayed

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