Juarez Opening Pleasing: Winter Racing Season Begins at Mexican Course with 5,000 in Attendance, Daily Racing Form, 1914-11-27


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JUAREZ OPENING PLEASING WINTER RACING SEASON BEGINS AT MEXICAN COURSE WITH 5,000 IN ATTENDANCE. Heavy Track Conditions Result in Withdrawal of Four from Stake and Wilhite, Odds-On Choico, Is Returned the Winner. El Paso, Tex., November 20. Bright sunshine, but a muddy track, greeted 5,000 race-goers who crossed the Rio Grande today to welcome the return of racing for the sixtli consecutive season at the Jockey Club Juarez. The patrons that have been going here regularly since the opening were amazed over the improvements that have been made for their benefit this season. Manager Winn was more than pleased with the big crowd and predicted that this would be the most successful season in the history of the club. The betting was heavy, with the following bookmakers in line: F. Shannon, 1. Ham, V. F. Grenet, B. Mc-Nutt E. Henry, J. Armstrong, J. Hani, J. Troy, W. Huber, W. Weber. General Villa paid a pretty compliment to the Jockey Club Juarez by ordering his crack regimental band to the course to play during the afternoon. .ll the prominent citizens of El Paso and Juarez were in attendance. The feature event of the day, the Juarez Handicap, was marred by the heavy going, Pan Zarcta, Grosvenor, Othello and King Worth being withdrawn. Wilhite, from the stable of W. G. Yanke, won the race easily from Orb. which was the recipient of heavy support. The remainder of the races were well contested, considering the track conditions. There will be racing at Juarez every Monday, but there will be a respite at the end of every thirty days, beginning December 27. Racing will, be resumed January 1. At the end of January there will another . layoff until February 4. J. F. Newman and Sous have decided to race no. two-year-olds .next year until summer. For the first time since the Juarez track opened this firm has no yearl. lugs at the course. There are twenty-three yearlings at the Newman ranch near Sweetwater, Tex. Nonu ,1ms. eyen been thoroughly broken us-yet. During the past summer the elder Newman was in too poor a state of health to attend to the youngsters, and as Hart Newman was away front honm racing thu Newman stable there was no one around" the place o see that the colts and fillies were properly broken. Hart Newman says he may have two or three of the youngsters shipped to the Juarez track after the first of the year, but no effort will be made to race the bulk of the Newman collection of coming two-year-olds until about midsummer. There are twenty-one weanlings at the Newman farm. Like most of the yearlings now at the place, they are the get of Alie Frank, a son of Hanover, that has sent to thu races some creditable winners. It is likely a number of these colts and fillies will be seen in action on the Kentucky tracks next season. W. C. Clancy, who has the yearlings of Price McKinney in charge at Juarez, will soon send to the post the two-year-old filly Ghetto Girl, and she will be the first racer to carry the colors of Mr. McKinney, who, bv an enormous expenditure of money, has acquired" many of the stallions and broodmares of the famous breeding stud of the late Jame3 It. Keene. This filly is a half-sister to a pair of noted turf performers. Hanbridge and Judge Wright, being out of her dam, the noted Debacle. Ghetto Girl was tried highly as a yearling by trainer James Griffin and it would be no surprise should she score a victory the first time she faces the- barrier at Juarez. Aside from . Ghetto Girl, Clancy has seven other horses in training here. Four of these are yearlings owned by Mr. McKinney, and the other three are the older performers Rooster. Prospect and Summerhill. The latter two have been turned out near here since last winter and their appearance suggests that they have benefited greatly by their long rest. Al Austin has bought from W. A. Kirwau the contract the latter held on the promising lightweight rider, Harry Bresch. The contract runs until August 1, 1918. Breschs apprenticeship will not fcxplro until March 2S next. He is now seventeen years old and can ride as light as 07 pounds. Bresch appears to have a good chance to leave the Juarez track next spring, a fairly finisheil jockey, as thu owners of some good horses have already advised Austin that they will give the boy some good mounts during the coming winter, which Austin believes is all the lad needs to prove his worth. S. J. Kelley has a yearling brown colt that he thinks highly of. The youngster is by The Sharper Lily Pad, by Hanover and has been given the name Meal Ticket. Kelley has bought out all his old partners and is now conducting his stable on his ; own account. He lias three otlier horses in training namely, Lady Fingerling, Roberta aud Ethel Wicks. The latter two mares were mated last spring, but as they are apparently not in foal, he has concluded to try training and racing them again the coming winter. Neither has raced since the meeting at the Juarez track last winter. J. E. Madden, noted Kentucky turfman,, will not only ship a string of horses here this winter iu charge of trainer Miller Henderson, but has made ; up his mind to spend several weeks here after the holidays. The horses lie will send here number about twelve. Two or three will be yearlings and : the rest two and three-year-olds. These will be the I first horses that have ever, appeared in the Madden colors at the Juarez track

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