Close Finishing Princes: Wedding Prince and Indian Prince Provide Spectacular Struggle at Mexican Course, Daily Racing Form, 1922-02-17


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■ at I ■ . - : i I | . ] , , | , i I I , , CLOSE FINISHING PRINCES Wedding Prince and Indian Prince Provide Spectacular Struggle at Mexican Course. lULAXA. Mexico, February 11— A big crowd of thoroaghbred admirers yesterday took another look sssae eaaanaates or the Tijuana Derby and. al- theagh none of those pa— l»g in review tamed fta nay startling performances, tin* spectacle was pleasing ami famished ■ llae as what might i»- expected from -oino of the yoiinuvters when they travel over the one mile and an eights route March ... It was in the fifth race, a handicap of mile and sereaty yards, that the i luce . a r oldfl met. The field waa small, hat somewhat select and top weight was accorded Cant. Clover and Welding Prime. In a most startling sort of a finish Wedding Prince, cwttinr, through on the inside, won by a head in the lit stride from Indian Prlace, which had held the lead until within shadow of the end. apt. lover was installed favorite, bat finished outside the money. Polly Wale was third. The 138 pounds proved the undoing of Capt. Clover, but it did not deter Wedding Prince in his efforts. The latter raced far out of it during the early running and. passing the half miie post, his task appeared hopeless. Then In- struck his full stride and when the others were tiring be was making his bid. With an electric burst of speed which held the spectators spellbound, the midgel three via r old lushed through the stretch catddag Indian Prlace bearing sat badly and •Treated first place from him. The bearing out tactics of Indian Prime undoubtedly proved hi- downfall. A few misguided spectators who were ,.ut of the direct line of vision at the fin! : disagreed with the official placing. These wen- of the opinion that Indian Prince had held on to the end. but they were grossly in error and realised their mistake when they began to analyi/e what happened. Ii was a balmy day, restful without being languid. and those who journeyed to the domain of the sister republic were rewarded by an afternoon of rare sport. The finishes «.f the third aad s-,th races were nroducHve of thrills in which the winner waa in doubt until the numbers had been displayed. In the third Sadie D.. thank- to the superior horse maaship of Jockey Huatamer, won by inches from Bvalyn Harrigan. These two need as ■ tram throng out In i fflngdoag finish. Haataxser, oa Badie l . outrode p. Hum, who sraa in the saddle oa Bvalyn Harrixan. Balarosa finished ■ tang-up third, being only a leagth off the leaders at the end. The sixth rare finish recorded Miss K niter the ■ winner by a nose from Vninak. with Dr. Samuel taking the small .ml of the parse. The winner led throughout and. under the rigorous ridinx of Jockey sin. ha. managed to la*i it out by the narrowest 01 margins. K0 MISTAKE ABOUT BILLY LANE. Billy Lane, heavily hacked, made a show f his opponents in the concluding .lash of tin- afternoon. This vas at three -quarters mil.- and there was quite a bit of sp.-rd in the roi te*1 Billy Lane was installed favorite, aritb Borial Star the second .hoi.. At the ri»e of the barrier Billy Lane ureal to the front .-ind turning for home saved n let nf ground. lie never tired ami ultimately drew oat into a de-cisive I. ad of five hnvihs. Xearest to liim was MSs Manage, which bad a nasty time of i in tak i::: second place firm Social Btar. Whatei r chanc Orchid Kins; had xone n-glimmering i the I I when he tiir.-w lis head skyward and was away lenxtha behind the ..tin . Those who wagered on Franklin in the seventh, ■it ..ii.- mile and an eighth, were omi i I disap point men I by virtue of the tact that Franklin was caught in a jam as the barrier rose. The race fell t.. Rob Baker, which mad. sll the pace and stack it , , to win by three-quarters . . a leagth. Franklin was roing fa-; i i he end and wa- rapid!] over hauling i •■ winner. With a better beginning I is number undoubtedly would have been displayed on i t p. Mil Tryon parted company with his ronslxtent campaigner Lilly lane, which was rlaimed by I . Alexandra for 12,100. Ti nl other claim of the day resulted in Hal Wright being taken by Guy Neal for ssno oul of the fourth race. Jockej Majestic was fined 0 tor rough riding in the second race while astride of Lone Im... The riding honor- were divided among three . Jockeys. Those to flgare promiaently wren Hunts I srtei and smd. r. Ea h rode a couple of ■ winners. Al Austin has disposed f the three-year-old Belota to ;. Alexandra. 1: was a private transaction. Charles Primrose, who had been representing the . Tijuana Jockey ClUb at New Orleans, arrived today. lb reports that L. A. Bmith, Clarence Buxton si I i .lark Phillips, with their stake candidates, will soon , be beaded for Tijuana. Among tire noted rial tors eras CoL Sidney ci man and airs. I tomnn. Th" colonel was the ITnitcd si ;t.s Army represeatative at the Baa Francises exposition in 1915. M"ie recently be has been abroad I on various diplomatic missions. o •

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