Tells Of Tanforans Aims: Rudolph Spreckels, While Visiting Tijuana, Speaks Well of California Racing Revival., Daily Racing Form, 1923-02-20


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TELLS OF TANFORANS AIMS Rudolph Spreckels While Visiting Tijuana Speaks Well of Cali ¬ fornia Racing Revival SAX DIEGO Cal February 19 Highly impressed with the character of thorough ¬ bred racing at the Tijuana track and speak ¬ ing enthusiastically of the opening of the Tanforan course at San Francisco Rwdolph Spreckels wellknown San Francisco banker Sunday at the border course prophe ¬ sied a great revival of the sport in Califor ¬ nia niaWe We will open our Tanforan meeting No ¬ vember 3 for a run of twentyfive days said Mr Spreckels who is one of the prime movers in the northern venture We may give a matinee program July 4 4It It is our aim at Tanforan to encourage the breeding of horses he continued We have everything in California that tends to make this industry successful There is the climate as the greatest asset and even at this early date we have tentative promises from three of the biggest eastern breeders that they will transfer their establishments to California With Tanforan and Tijuana in operation the products of these establish ¬ ments will be raced in the West and it will not be necessary to wait until a young horse is shipped east to learn whether he is the right kind kindThis This Sunday gathering certainly fur ¬ nishes a fine testimonial to the popularity of racing Here we see patrons from all classes and at every hand we find them having an enjoyment which no other recre ¬ ation affords To my observation the Ti ¬ juana racing is conducted on a high plane It is certain that the class of horses is the best the West has had in recent years President James W Coffroth is to be con ¬ gratulated I have not noticed a single objectionable thing Its a fine funloving crowd and it is the aim of the Tanforan directors to follow the plans laid down by Tijuana TijuanaBy By opening Tanforan November it will give the thoroughbreds a good opportunity to become acclimated and ready for the long meeting which Tijuana has each winter winter1MIEFEUS 1MIEFEUS HOOKS TO IUUTUELS IUUTUELSDiscussing Discussing the details of racing Mr Spreckels said that he personally preferred to see the bookmaker posting the odds at a race course rather than the operation of the parimutucl system of wagering He said however that the Tanforan racing would be betless betlessThere There will be no betting at Tanforan said Mr Spreckels We will operate a race meeting that will comply with the Califor ¬ nia law in every respect California has twice decreed that it did not desire a race meeting with wagering We will abide by the wishes of the electorate electorateWhile While Mr Spreckcls readily admitted that the gate patronage probably would be in ¬ sufficient to support a race track under this sort of an arrangement he said that Tan ¬ foran would charge any gate and overhead excess to profit and loss and would seek its reward in the rejuvenation of the breeding industry industryMr Mr Spreckels is accompanied on his trip here by Dr and Mrs Max Rothschild Mr and Mrs U II Smith Miss Anne Peters and J C Jackman all of San Francisco FranciscoEntertained Entertained by judge Francis 11 Nelson presiding steward of the Tijuana track the northern patron of racing recalled the hal ¬ cyon days of the sport in California Mr Spreckels active interest in the production of thoroughbreds is now confined to the get of the wellknown stallion War Cry which is holding court at the breeding establish ¬ ment of Charles Boots wellknown Califor nian at Milpitas Some of these sons and daughters of War Cry will appear under Mr Spreckels colors at Tanforan

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