Four More Days of Racing: After Layoff of Three Days Sport Will be Resumed at Tijuana, Daily Racing Form, 1923-04-17


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FOUR MORE DAYS OF RACING ♦ After Layoff of Three Days Sport Will Be Resumed at Tijuana. ♦ One HniHlrrd and Twenty-Five Days Meeting to Terminate »xt Sunday — Many Owners Going to Omaha. SAX DTEdO, fcfcL, April 16.— Tijuana closed its gates Sunday night for a three-day layoff in which to make preparations for the annual "blaze of glory" period which will feature the end of the 1922-23 racing season at the Mexican course. Racing will bfl resumed on Thursday, to continue until Sunday, when the swan song will be sung to what has been indisputably the most successful racing season ever enjoyed by the Tijuana Jockey Club. Despite the fact that the program Sunday-was one devoid of an outstanding feature, another big crowd patronized the course and enjoyed some spirited racing. Six of the ten races were won by the narrow margins of less than a length. Favorites were slaughtered, the choices falling by the wayside before the speed of their competitors. The sport was ushered in with a two-year-old dash, in which Al Hotfoot was made a slight favorite over the J. W. Marchbank entry, consisting of Ida Frances and Snooksie Bradley. The last named was returned the winner by a neck from Al Hotfoot, which after leading by a safe margin of two lengths in the homestretch, swerved out suddenly, which undoubtedly cost him the race. Mae Seth, a despised outsider, provided the upset in the second when she drove up on the outside to take the measure of Caveman, another long-priced horse to win by a head. LOUIS GREAT FINISH. The closest finish of the day came in the seventh. In this Tom Owens was returned the winner, but his success can rightfully be termed a most lucky one. The temperamental Louis had running thoughts in his mind today and although being all but left at the post electrified the crowd by making up the proverbial acre of ground, only to fail by a nose. Indeed, so fast was he running at the end that another stride would have found him winner. Ring Rose, which was claimed by J. S. McDaniel on Saturday, lost little time in earning his way for his new owner. With j the McDaniel red and black silks on his back he made every post a winning one in the eighth. Among the owners that will campaign their strings at Omaha are C. B. Irwin, J. H. McCoole, William Nestlehouse, F. R. Irwin, J. Manale, W. Sims, H. Tullet, Dr. T. J. Ogle, Lonny Tryon, F. Marmet, C Groves, F. Bechtelheimer, Dr. H. and Davis, Z. E. McGregor and B. F. MeLain. The horse Prophecy, which figured in a fall last week, had to be destroyed today. The animal contracted paralysis, brought about by the shock. Such was the report of the veterinarian in charge. _ » — _— —

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