Omonds Great Triumph: Defeats Best Horses at Tijuana in San Diego Business Mens Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1922-02-21


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OMONDS GREAT TRIUMPH Defeats Best Horses at Tijuana in San Diego Business Mens Handicap. TUIANA. Mexico, Eebruary 20.— A little David-like sort of a hor-e whippeel the Ooliaths of the areatera unf Sunday. He whipped them in a stretch clued ami he drew the phiuelits jf the givatesf CTVWd ef the meeting. He whipped them under a waim tropical sun and snatched a spectacular victory by the narrow margin e.f a nose. This happened in the s:. ooo San Diego Baaiaeai Mens Handicap, at one and eae-eixteeath miles, aad the winner was the Kentucky heree Omemel. from the M. Quinn stab! . The. •aceeaafal jockey wa« T, Wilaee. He made no mi-take- and Omond took kindly to his light im post eil ninety-six pound-, the least rallied by any of the other twelve hor-es in the brilliant field, except Verdi Loon and Inelian Prince. The race was a greed one and it had the support eef not only thoroughbred patrons but the staiel business man as well, far among its bae-kers were the San Diegee Chamber of Commerie ami other eije aad eeaaaeercial bediea. Its name drew this kind f support. Ii was the first appearance uniler silks this ve.;,r e.f Be Praak, which was leal jreeri eharapiee here. Hi. together with Sunny la ml, made up the Bronx Stable- entry. The emlry was installed! favorite on tin- book at 3 to 1 ami fini-hed outside the money, whereas Omoiet wa- 10 to 1 before they went to the post and paid 15 to 1 in the mutuel maihines. De-pite the fact that Ihirteen tbornughbrieis faced the harrier stater Harry Morri--ey sent theui away after a fraction of a minute and on almost perfect alignment. Motor dp. which, with Regn-se , carried the colors of C. I,. Irwin, set the pace and he made it a sizzling one. time. ml was held uinler restraint by Jeekej VPihwa, the- rider keeping him a few-lengths back of the pae-emaker in fourth position. Sum yl. in. I was well up in the early running, but Be Erank we nt wide going arouml the first tutu and cieitlil not gel into a forward position. Furbelow, tie- game, e in-islent little mare from the: Sliaeler and Conway -table, which seems to have a penehant fear ninniiig second in the big stake- here, was lp among tin- leaders. Meiteir Cop was clone at tin* . epiaiicr- anil then Oimeuel nieeveel np tee join the b a.l-e is. They taraed for home and by this time Onioiiel was leadlag by half a length. Eurbi-low was not to be diiiied. She baa*, mi to the son of Limoml with admiring tetiae ity. She neither e-eiuld be- -hakeMi off ■or could she overhaul the ijuinn thoroughbred. With the crowd "I" 19,988 rising as one spectator and -homing an ae claim which revei -berated through the- verdant Mexican hill- Omond snick it Owl t" win by a Boae from Fuibelow. In third position eaate Breeze, whie-h was beaten eiff four length-. DISAPPOINTMENTS IN RACE. The elisaiipointmiiits of the race were East Inelian. winner of the stakes of the last two Sun. la.-: Regal Le elge and Be Frank. The latter wa- always far back and demonstrated by his race that he is far from the horse he was when be won the 0,000 OoffrOth Handicap la-t year. Regal Ixnlge was another that was badiy outpaced and after pulling up he earae hack to the paddock quite lame. Perhaps this Mceeated for bis poor showing. Tijuana has had many exciting finishes, but the climax of these came yesterday afternoon in the Roaebea Handicap, at five and one-half f uleags. The finish found four horses separated by the Haall-i -t f margins ami close scrutiny on the part of the Jedgea was leaaired to locate the winner and place the others. Eirst honors were awarded to Sain Koh, which, with only ninety-nine pounds e»n hi- hack, overcame interference to eventually out-game Huron II. Mulciber again was an unlucky hor-e-. After getting away baelly he dwelt at the -tart, but made up many length- and the finish s:nv him running two strides te one of the other-. Surely he weatd have been returnee! the winner had he left the post on even terms with bis opponent-. After many reverses the eesara of C. Vail were finally rallied to victory in the seventh race, at one mile and seventy yards, when Oath net and elefeated a good band of long -distance platers. His margin at the end was a safe one, with Franklin and Ixiuis l«aelnnund finishing as named. There was a gasp for the safety of two riders in the first race when two horses fell, but at different parts of the race. Vera Rita was the first to go down, falling at the half-mile post. Then while the big field was thundering on the far turn Cicely Kay was e-aught in a jam and the horse and rider eatapalted to the ground. Bower, who rode Vera Rita, and P. Hum, who had the mount on Cicely Kay. eeeaped serious injuries. However, they suffered a severe shakeup and were forced to cancel the rest of their engagements for the afternoon. Jockey Stttder was the sadelle luminary of the day. He scored three wins in a row, having the mounts on Wise Judge, Miss Kruter and Sam Rch. The men with the halters were extremely busy ere the last race was decided. Five horses changed ownership as follows: American Maid by C. B. Irwin. 00: Cover lp by J. J. Sharkey. ; No Wonder by H. T. Palmer. 00; . A. Comiskey by ■trite and Valentine for ,800. and Tom Craven by 0. B. Irwin for ,500. : — m *

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