Converging on Tijuana: Horses Owners and Riders Arriving from All Directions, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-07


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3 i i 1 i : 1 j . , . ; CONVERGING ON TIJUANA Horses, Owners and Riders Arriving From All Directions. Jockey Hugh Shilling Dies in His Berth "While cn Route to the Track C. B. Irwin Reaches Track. SAN DIEGO, Cal., November 6. Effervescent with enthusiasm in regard to the forthcoming Tijuana meeting, which will be inaugurated on Thanksgiving Day, James W. Coffroth, president of the Jockey Club, arrived here today from New York. Coffroth was met at the station by a large delegation of San Diego friends and to them he gave out the report that he has assurances from his eastern representatives that many stars of the eastern turf will come West next winter to show their speed over his track. "Tijuana is destined to have the greatest meeting next winter since the inception of the sport at the border course," said Coffroth, as he greeted those on hand to welcome him back home. "Our 0,000 feature event, together with the other- stakes of liberal value, is sure to attract a class of thoroughbreds that would be a credit to any winter race course in America. I have pledged myself to make Tijuana the greatest winter racing point on the American continent and I believe the goal is now within sight. A3 a step toward my ambition I intend to build a new race track adjacent to my present plant that -will cost approximately a million dollars. It will be modern in every respect, as the plans show. Surveyors have staked out the property and bids for grading of the ground will be asked for at once." With the arrival of three express carloads of runners from Akron, Ohio, the advance shipments of eastern horses have commenced in earnest. These cars arrived yesterday after an uneventful trip across the continent. The owners represented in this shipment were G. W. Atkinson, J. T. Johnson, Stewart Polk, Tom Hodge, J. OSullivan and others. E. W. Moore also got in from the East with a carload. His campaigners comprise Grace Meyers, Judge Ellsworth, Gypsy Joe, Bcttie Dear, Martha Moore, Janice G., Black Deer, Chief Barthell, Malzavena, Sarah Brown, Miss Emma G. and San Hedron. Jockey Hugh Shilling, while en route to Tijuana, succumbed to an attack of tubercular pneumonia and died in his berth seventy miles from his destination. Shilling was well known here, having ridden the one- Continued on eishth page. ; - 5 3 2 1 - 2 t j e "I T 1 ! 1 ! CONVERGING ON TIJUANA Continued from first page. time good horse Conning Tower for his brother Carol Shilling, when that horse raced at Tijuana during a former year. A sister of the deceased, who lives in San Diego, took charge of the body. The remains will be shipped to Paris, Texas, for interment. C. B. Irwin, the Cheyenne, Wyo., horseman who races an extensive string of horses and who for the past three years has enjoyed the distinction of having topped the list of winning owners at Tijuana, put in his appearance this morning. His horses, of which the speedy Motor Cop is the star, preceded him and have been domiciled in the private Irwin barn for the past week. Jockeys P. Martinez and D. Hurn, his contract riders, accompanied their employer. Colonel It. L. Baker of Kentucky has reserved stalls for twelve head and has written the Jockey Club that he will soon dispatch a carload of useful horses. He reports that he is bringing jockey W. Pool to pilot his horses at the Coffroth track. The horses Sample, Aryanna and Capon, owned by Messrs. Gibson and McLean, are en route from Pleasanton, Cal., where they have been rested after a successful season over the inter-mountain circuit. Sample, a son of Brummei, showed himself to be a good horse in British Columbia and won the Hastings Park Derby, at a mile and a quarter, and the Hastings Park Cup, over a distance of a mile and half. According to Gibson he has obtained first call on the services of jockey Howard Long, the ninety-two-pound apprentice rider, who has proved himself a first-class reinsman while piloting runners in the West last summer. :

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