Tijuanas Racing Program: Track Across the Line Offers Much Money for Its Winter Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1916-10-21


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TIJUANAS RACING PROGRAM TRACK ACROSS THE LINE OFFERS MUCH MONEY FOR ITS WINTER MEETING. Valuablo Stako Races Among tho Attractions Proffered Quick Transportation to and from the Course a Feature Officials Well Known. On November 11 Tijuana, in the suburbs of San Diego, Cal., one of Americas latest race tracks will be opened for the second winter meeting of the Lower California Jockey Club. This magnificent plant is situated about twelve miles from San Diego, and tjie same distance, from the wonderful Coronndo Beach, with its sulierb hotel and where swimming, polo and golf tournaments abound throughout the winter. San Diego is one of the most progressive of California cities, and is noted for its well-appointed hotels. It is said that it lias more accommodations for visitors than cities of five times its population. At present, it has a worlds exhibition, which lias been running throughout the year, and has attracted numerous tourists from all parts of the country. San Diego climate is remarkable owing to tho fact that it uses only ten degrees on the thermometer, as the temperatures graduates only between sixty-four and seventy-four degrees throughout the year. The Tijuana track is a mile oval and has magnificent grandstands and stable accommodations. One of the features of the meeting will be the beautiful, well-furnished clubhouse, which will lie run on the plan of similar organizations at tho Saratoga and Belmont Park tracks. Quite a few of the local society leaders, as well as eastern visitors, are being enrolled as members of the club. The transportation is excellent, as it is only a twenty-five minute ride by railroad direct to "the grandstand. A magnificent boulevard for automobiles runs from the heart of the city to the track. James W. Coffroth, president anil general manager of the Lower California Jockey Club, has put out a most pretentious program, offering six stakes of the value of 3,500 and overnight purses of 00. In the hundred days racing, the gross value of money given away will amount to 50,000. The stakes will be the Coffroth Handicap, value ,000, one mile and a quarter; The San Diego Business Mens Handicap, value ,500, one mile and a sixteenth; Spreckels Handicap, value ,500, one mile; Los Angeles Handicap, value ,500, three-quarters mile; Tijuana Selling Stakes, value ,500, three-quarters mile; Coronado Selling Stakes, value ,500, one mile and a sixteenth. The officials are well-known men in the racing world. C. II. Pettingill, who will act as presiding judge, acts in the same capacity during the summer on the tracks of the New York Jockey Club. L. J. Rose, associate judge, assisted in that position during the last meeting at Tijuana. Edward Jasper, who will be associate judge, racing secretary and Iiandicapper, is the official handicapper and racing secretary on Kentucky tracks, appointed by the Kentucky State Racing Commission. Edward Tribe, who will send the fields away, has been starting during tldie summer with great success on the Canadian tracks. Among the jockeys, who will ride, will be the famous McTaggart brothers, Tom and John. Tom is under contract to Harry Payne Whitney, the foremost private breeder and owner on the American turf, while John is under contract to R. T. Wilson, president of the Saratoga Racing. Association. J. Butwell, who rode Roamcr in his greatest victories and who rides for August Belmont, the president of tiie Jockey Club, will be another visitor. Frank Keogli, who pilots Short Grass, the swift English horse, will be on hand. Joe McCahey will accompany the stable that Henry J. Morris, secretary and steward of the National Steeplechase and Hunt Association, is bringing to Tijuana. M. Buxton will do the riding for his brother, Clarence Buxton. Buxton is signed up for next year with A. K. Ma comber of Hollister, Cal., who lias startled the turf world by investing heavily in thoroughbreds this year. Quite a few of the prominent bookmakers, who do business on the New York tracks, have announced their intention of drawing in at Tijuana, where the old-time big slates and stands will be in operation. It is estimated that there will be at least twenty-five draw in on the opening day, which number will be increased as the meeting progresses. Horsemen have responded by liberally entering in the stakes, and there are numerous applications for stall room. It is estimated that there will be from 800 to 1,000 horses stabled on the grounds during the meeting. There will be at least fifteen carloads shipped from the Maryland tracks, besides those which will go from Canada and Kentucky. An advertisement of the meeting appears elsewhere in this issue of Daily Racing Form.

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