Ladies Day at Tijuana: Spirited Racing despite Difficult Track-Claiming Brigade Busy, Daily Racing Form, 1922-01-08


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LADIES DAY AT TIJUANA Spirited Racing Despite Difficult Track — Claiming Brigade Busy. TIJUANA, Mexico, January ;.— A handicap for three-year olds, over a distance of thrcc-ipiarters mile, was the outstanding feature of Ladies Hay program yesterday. It produced a stirring contest, in which Little Florence, intelligently handled by jockey It. Parke, was returned the winner by the best part of a length from Wedding Prince. Six lengths back Thriller was an easy third. lacegaaace, despite the fact that he was conceding much weight to all the other Starters, was a Stanchly supported favorite. His admirers were -anguine- that he could handle his burden of 1-0 pounds in a creditable manner. However, he was unequal to the task. The good looking son of Pis guise made an honest effort and soon after the ■tart he was leading the others by a clear margin. Filtering the stretch lacogaaacc tired under his crushing impost anil in a flash Wedding Prime had passed into the lead. However. Jockey N Psggaii made the fatal blunder of saving ground with Wedding Prince instead of swinging wide in the best going. Had he done so he would have found the "path.- Failing to do so gave Little Florences rider the opportunity to select this strip f good going, with the resalt that she wore Wedding Prime down to win going away. It took a stout-hearted thoroughbred to run in the kind of mud which prevailed at Tijuana yesterday. On the haekstretch it was fairly dry. but from the platter lKjst to the stand it was fetlock deep. The only exception in the stretch was the aforesaid strip of firm footing, which was about six feet wide and the length of the straightaway. The runners who managed to land on this path were indeed lucky, for once tiny selected this spot for their final racing their victory was almost assured. The slowest race ever recorded on the Tijuana track was the third, at live and a hall furlongs, in Which Doctor Tahbs defeated Jay Mac and Kimona in a three aeck famish. it was a leg-weary trio that struggled home and when the placed horses relet Bed to the judicial stand it was apparent that they WCM quite exhausted. two favorites managed to get home first in their lessen Ills races. The choices that proved successful were W. C. Dooly in the opener and Short Step in tit- sixth. The day was without its usual number of claims and when the sport was over four liovses bad hanged buns. In the fourth race Our Maid was taken by J. A. Parson, while American Maid went to II. -i Palmer. Eight hundred dolars was the consideration in each case. In the sixth the winner. Bhoti Stop, was claimed by H. D. Cates for ,000. while P. It. Irwin added Madame Byng to his string by acquiring her out of the concluding dash for a like sum. Jockey C. II. Miller will arrive here from New-York on Monday. Miller is to ride the Ed G Soil, horses, which embrace Begal Lodge. Potythia and Paddy Whack Al Austins Tljaaas Derby candidate Proclamation, which was taken ill SOSSC time back, has entirely recovered from his sickness aud is training excellently at the present time. Jockeys Noble and Parke divided the saddle honors of the day. each eceriasj with two of their mounts. DOB Dodge. William "Red**| Walkers aged campaigner, whah won the last race of the day. is in fine fettle at present. file old follow fell lime last winter and during the SBSSSSer bad been turned out on Walkers farm at San Y-idro. adjacent to Tijuana. Don Dodge survived a desperate dad to win his race yesterday and pulled up apparently as sound as a new dollar.

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