Tijuanas Day of Mishaps: Accident after Accident, None Serious, Marks Fridays Racing at Mexican Course, Daily Racing Form, 1922-04-16


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I 1 l ; i ! ■ 1 1 | 1 7 ! ■ 1 1 • " • • I " • • ■ I r 1 i - - • I ; I r I f ■ » I - r t I . , i I • I . ! r ! t 1 t l - - 1 - , r e . . . TIJUANAS DAY OF MISHAPS I Accident After Accident, None Serious, Marks . Fridays Racing at Mexican Course. TIJUANA, Mexico, April 15. — Misfortune did not ride singly yesterday. In a series of accidents, where one followed the other in rapid succession, the riders sustained some t slight injuries, but it was only through some- thing closely approaching a miracle that cer- 1 tain ones were not seriously hurt. Chrono- 1 logically, here is what happened, with the results : I First race — Montgomery Jr. sustained a fractured leg and was destroyed. i Second race — Betty Stuart stumbled soon after the start and jockey Jones was thrown, • sustaining a fractured nose. Third race — Contriot fell rounding the far turn and jockey C. H. Miller was thrown. Hunters Point and Our Hazel fell over the prostrate thoroughbred, throwing jockeys W. D. Miller and W. Davis, their riders. C. H. Miller luckily escaped a lot of flying hoofs, but received a cut in the abdomen. It is not serious, but will keep him out of the saddle for a few days. Jockeys W. D. Miller and W. Davis escaped with a few minor bruises and a shaking up. Fifth race — When the colt Capt. Clover was turning for home the saddle turned, precipi- tating jockey E. Fator to the ground. He • escaped with a cut in the chest, which is not at all serious. Outside of all this the day passed off with- out any further startling incidents, aside from the fact that Don Dodge was the only favor- ; ite to win. Don Dodge, the seven-year-old son of Toddington, which apparently will run to his notch under any colors, proved much the best horse in the sixth race at one mile. This aged campaigner has in turn carried the racing insignia of William Red Walker, C. B. Irwin, J. A. Parson and H. T. Palmer I at Tijuana. Yesterday he won for Palmer and, incidentally, scored his ninth success of the meeting. The winner was away none too well, but jockey G. Williams moved him up gradually. Don Dodge got to the front en- [ tering the stretch and finished gamely under vigorous riding to beat Croupier three-quar- ters of a length. Bill Head met with bad [ racing luck as the field turned for home, but at that outstayed Dainty Lady to capture the small end of the money. CAPT. CLOVERS COSTLT MISHAP. The first choice, Bobby Allen, and the second choice, Polly Wale, more than met their match in Glen Well in the fifth race at one mile. Here Glen Well was satisfied to follow his field during the early part, but moved up steadily and, passing Polly Wale an eighth out, won by three lengths in a canter. The light weight of eighty-seven pounds was appreciated by Polly Wale and she hung onto second place. Ballotcar, . the longest-priced horse in the race, according to the mutuels, closed with a rush and outstayed Bobby Allen for third place. It was in this race that Capt. Clover, when running in a commanding posi- tion, lost his rider. Had the saddle not turned, throwing jockey E. Fator, it is prob-i able that Capt. Clover might have won. At the time of the accident he was second and only a head back of the leader, Polly Wale, and two lengths ahead of Glen Well, Jockey Ted Wilson, after riding four win-» ners Wednesday and then tapering off to one Thursday, came back Friday with three. These were Toyon in the first, Olive D. in the second and Dancing Girl in the last. In the final dash Dancing Girl, Ike Mills, Thirty Seven and Harry Burgoyne had many followers, the first two being the choices. Dancing Girl was first to greet the judges, but for a time the filly, Phyllis K., starting for the first time, gave the winner much an-3 noyance. Phyllis K. displayed a high turn of speed and led to the last eighth, where she tired. This gave the edge to Dancing Girl and Wilson had only to keep her going to hold Ike Mills safe. Thirty Seven was third. ANGELA A DISAPPOINTMENT. The third race recorded the downfall of the shortest-priced thoroughbred on the days program. This was Angela. It was a dash , of live-eighths and the mare made all the : pace and was leading by two lengths as they turned into the stretch. Here she began to show signs of fatigue and Shelbyville wore her down and took a nose verdict in the last few strides, with Candorosa third. These were clear of all interference when the acci-; dent occurred in which Contriot, Hunters Point and Our Hazel fell. G. P. Fuller, owner of Be Frank, tonight announced that he does not know at this time who will take the place of jockey C. H. Miller in riding Be Frank in the special race of Sunday with Mulciber. C. B. Irwin, Wyoming horseman, has returned from Cheyenne, to which city he ac- companied jockey Pablo Martinez, who is undergoing an operation to repair an old in-j jury to his right leg. He reports that Mar-, tinez is well on the way to recovery and will be able to be about before the opening of the Omaha meeting, at which he will do his first riding since leaving here two weeks ago. President James Coffroth of the Jockey Club was visited by several traffic men of railroads in California and its contiguous territory. They came here to confer with him regarding transportation for the last three days — April 21, 22 and 23. They announce that special trains and excursions will run. The mare Cover Up, which won the seventh race, was claimed by H. D. Cates for 00.

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