Settling into Its Stride: Juarez Meeting Gets Good Start in Spite of Adverse Track Conditions, Daily Racing Form, 1914-11-29


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SETTLING INTO ITS STRIDE JUAREZ MEETING GETS GOOD START IN SPITE OF ADVERSE TRACK CONDITIONS. Great Improvement in Quality of Daily Programs Looked For with Advent of a Fast Track in Day or Two Gossip from Mexican Course. LI Paso, Tex., November 2S. The 1014-1015 winter meeting Jit the Jockey Chili Juarez track was inn uiirattiii last Thursday with every indication that Hie one hundred days or more of x-aeing here iliis winter will in every respect be a. record breaker. The local patronage was far iu excess of that of any opening day in the history of the course and the visiting patrons of racing are this season more numerous than ever before;. As a consequence the opening attendance would figure as a creditable showing on almost any track in this I lilted States or Canada. The meeting may be said to have already settled into its stride, and with the return of normal track conditions in another day or two. the good horses will come into action and the quality of the daily cards will ba up to standard. There has never been more delightful weather at this time of the year than has prevailed iu this sectiou this month. It has been a revelation to many who have come here this season for the first time and will no doubt influence them to become regular patrons of the Juarez course in future years. On every hand Manager II. J. Winn and Ids associates have been complimented on the expensive improvements made since last season and all agree that it would he difficult to suggest any thing now needed at this most modern of all present day racing plants. Todays card contained no outstanding features, as the handicap did not till and a selling race was .substituted. All of the races were of th selling A large crowd was on hand. The racing Ivas well contested during the afternoon and four Ljorltes. 4VfXtt-w.:bered among the winners.. I Wavering, quoted at 8 to 1. won her second purse ILvariety. of the meeting. This mare is being trained by the veteran Green B. Morris. Judge Sale also repeated his winning performance of Thursday. The ring was hard hit on the days transactions, as all the winners received heavy support. A carload of yearlings belonging to C. W. Clark and J. F. Clifford arrived today from California. There were four belonging to each in the shipment. Delightful summerlike weather prevailed today, i The track had dried out some, but was still slow. t lly tomorrow the going ought to be fairly good. I T. II. Kyan, Chicago turtiuan. arrived today from Louisville, bringing witli him the crack racer Road-master and live other good horses recently purchased. Wade McLemore has several likely yearlings in his training stable at the Juarez course in charge of trainer T. 1!. Munford. They are: Brooks, br. c. by Leonid Insolence, by Dungarven. Tan, ch. f, by Leonid Chickadee. Oveta, ch. f, by Atkins Hands Around, by Serpent. Pilot, ch. g, by Leonid Dolly dray, by St. George. Pit, ch. g, by Leonid Belle Rankin, by Handball. The brown filly that is a sister to the great mare Meadow is not at the Juarez track with Mr. Mc-Leinores other yearlings. She cut herself on a wire fence, and while the injury is not serious, it will keep her from being trained until next fall. MeLcmore regards this lilly as the best foal Dolly 1 layman has dropped since Meadows day. He is thankful that the lilly was not hopelessly crippled, as he looks for her some day to prove herself a great race mare. Some of the yearlings noted above are close in kin to such useful racers as Lady Rankin, Sterlin, George. Dells, The Cat, Defy, ivrt and Kick, all of which were raced with success by this Texas turfmnn. F. S. Hackett has what looks like a most serviceable stable at the Juarez track. The only maiden in his barn is Merry Twinkle, a two-year-old gelding by Star Shoot. The other horses Mr. Hackett has here include Xoble Grand, Executor, Flitaway,-ltrynllmnh. Mater, Fathom, Penalty, Delaney. Ner-. maker. Hapenny and Katherine O. With the exception of several being afflicted with skin disease, the big string is doing nicely. Penalty is the only nie In the collection that will not be able to run in a race before the first of next year. Mr. Hackett will be remembered by old-timers as one who was around the race tracks with the now defeased Kentucky turfman. J. M. Lansing. SIn;e then he has been associated with Tom Shaw and was that bookmakers outside man for a number cf years. He is a Canadian and developed his liking L for horses in his native land. This season is his P lirst at Juarez. One of the most useful horses Hackett has here is the three-year-old Executor, which lias won no less than eight races this year. W. fi. Yanke lias named two of his yearlings. One. a sister to Wilhite and Milton Roblee. he calls Let He Walker, and a bay colt by Radford Miss Matthews is named Inlidel II. Roth have shown well in the breaking process and appear likely to be early two-year-old winners iu 1015. The sister 1 Wiluite is a nicely put together brown lilly, re semhling her near relative in racing type and color. Mr. Yanke has only one other coming two-year-old here, a lilly by Marta Santa, and not as yet named. Dr. C. Cann. formerly paddock judge at Churchill Downs, Douglas Park and Latonia. has arrived here for the winter with his wife from their home in Louisville. Dr. Cann has built up a big veterinary practice around the race tracks in the last few years and many of his patrons are racing tlieir "horses here. He says, however, that his practice, save in dentistry, amounts to little here, as there is no race track lie ever visited where horses enjoyed better nil around health than they do at the Juarez course. S. Veiller. who owned OReilly, one of the horses which died here on arrival from Latonh avs that this gelding really should not have been shipped here. The three-year-old was ailing a day mr two before the special train left Kentucky and he had some idea of letting him stay over and come on later. The weather was so good, however, that he concluded to take the risk and so he lost the gelding. Veiller carried no insurance on OReilly, as Just before the close of the Latonia meeting he bought the gelding from James MaeMaims and he -eallv had not paid in full for him. An autopsy A revealed that OReilly was in a badly run down Condition and might have died even had he not left Kentucky. Many prominent turfmen, including all the Jockey Club Juarez officials, and a number of El Pasos leading citizens are members of a club which occupies elegantly furnished quarters here in a leading hotel. The club was started a few years ago with a large membership and has always been an attractive place for visitors. Manager Winn b.-H alwavs lent his aid to make the club popular and no elty can boast of any similar establishment conducted more circumspectly than this pleasure nlace In El Paso. Michael Shannon, well-known on the Kentucky tracks, is caretaker of the club rooms.

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