Far Western Match Race: A. B. Spreckels and J. W. Marchbank Agree on Old-Time Sporting Encounter for Fall, Daily Racing Form, 1923-05-12


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FAR WESTERN MATCH RACE A. B. Spreckels and J. W. March-bank Agree on Old-Time Sporting Encounter for Fall. SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., May 1L— The sporting atmosphere that will prevail In the racing at Tanforan is indicated by a match arranged by president of the Pacific Coast Jockey Club A. B. Spreckels and J. W. Marchbank, prominent California breeder. The whole thing started on Marchbanks return from Tijuana, where his two-year-olds performed in meritorious manner. He was the "ptonee»" among the horsemen that trained at Tanforan and nowhere is there a stonger worker for its success. The match race will b# for two-year-olds. to be named later, for ,500 a side. It will be at five-eighths, with the colts carrying 122 pounds each. The match has stirred up the liveliest interest hereabouts and it is confidently predicted it will be one of the greatest drawing cards of the racing to be provided by racing: secretary Robert V. height on at the opening meeting of the San Bruno course in November. Spreckels and Marchbank are daily visitors at Tanforan and, of course, th« talk always drifts to the subject of the fastest horse to be shown at the coming meeting. "You should not sell off all your young • stock in the East, Mr. Spreckels, as I am going to be early with my string and want to have the pleasure of trimming yours," was the opening remark of Marchbank the I other morning as the breeders were watching the grandstand construction. "Ill have something here to beat you," was Spreckels rejoinder. "Dont worry on that score." i "I would be willing to bet my best can beat your best,* " came back Marchbank. The president of the Tanforan organization asquiesced and suggested a side bel of I ,000 to the plate or anything the association puts up. "Oh, lets make it a little more," said Marchbank. "All right, |E,500 a side ; the match is made," said Spreckels. President Spreckels tried to get his rival to name his probable starter, thinking un- I doubtedly he would nominate King Heather, the sensational two-year-old of the Tijuana ; meeting. Marchbank would not commit himself, however, saying it might be "The King." and again it might not be the sterling black son of Lrsguise and Celts daughter Antrim. Spreckels will choose his starter from the colts now being campaigned in the Kast. Motson, half-brother to Morvich ; Runpour. : Sarko and others have been nominated to stakes on the metropolitan circuit and the one shewing the most in all likelihood will be sent out on trainer "Bill" Carrolls recommendation against King Heather or whatever youngster Marchbank selects. . a

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