Serene at Tijuana: Racing Resumed at Mexican Track with Large Crowd Present, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-08


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SERENE AT TIJUANA Racing Resumed at Mexican Track with Large Crowd Present. Jockey M. Fator Saddle Luminary of Day with. Three Splendid Victories. SAN DIEGO, Cal., December 7. After a days suspension of racing at Tijuana, due to false reports having been circulated in Mexico that there were disorders at Tijuana, the sport was resumed Wednesday under most favorable circumstances. As evidence to down the ludicrous reports circulated a large crowd turned out to see the thoroughbreds in action. It was Ladies Day and the fair ones were on hand in large numbers. A bright sun shone out of a turquoise sky, which made the day jnore enjoyable. The course was still in a heavy condition and again the mud runners were in their element. Joella J. duplicated her speedy performance of recent date when she met and defeated a good band of juveniles in the feature race of the day. It was a dash of five-eighths and the fleet miss from the Tarn o Shanter Stable demonstrated that it will take more than an ordinary two-year-old to take her measure in her present condition. Joella J. took such tried and proved performers as Carlos Enrique and Dick Ter-pin and raced them into defeat long before the homestretch had been readied. At this point she opened daylight on her opponents and ultimately won off by six open lengths from Carlos Enrique and Dick Terpin. The red and white colors of C. B. Irwin, who races a mammoth string of thoroughbreds in the West, were much in evidence during the afternoon. These popular racing silks were carried to victory in the second and fifth races by Harry D. and Buckhorn II. respectively. Their successes marked the initial victories of the Irwin establishment at this meeting. Favorites ran true to form yesterday. Four public choices and two well-supported second choices managed to wend their way back to the winners ring and for the second time at this meeting the rank and file returned to San Diego with greatly increased exchequers. Jockey M. Fator, who is making a decided effort to head the list of winning jockeys of America, was the reigning saddle luminary of the day. He rode three winners and his horsemanship was one of the bright features of the afternoon. j BOWIE HORSES AltTUTE. Two carloads of Maryland horses arrived j from Bowie during the afternoon and were assigned to stable room reserved for them. Clarence Buxton shipped the largest string to arrive. His horses comprise Little Hope, St Angelina, Johnny Dundee, Purl, Sundial II., Billy Gibson, Mr. X., Jolly Sailor and Heroisme. Others in the shipment were: G. C. Holmes Suspicion and Virginius ; Arthur Brents Rouen, Tubby A. and Some Baby; S. Polks Brown Belle, Walter Fen-wicks John Paul Jones, M. Crawfords Good Hope and George Shermans Mayor House. Clarence Buxton, whose horses arrived here, went direct to his home in Oakland, together with jockey Merritt Buxton. They plan to spend the holidays in the upstate city, coming to Tijuana after Christmas. Among the noted visitors today in the clubhouse was E. O. McCormick, vice-president of the Southern Pacific Railroad. Mr. McCormick was the personal guest of President James W. Coffrolh of the Tijuana Jockey Club and occupied the latters box while viewing the races. A more enthusi-aster supporter of the thoroughbred than this veteran railroad official would be hard to find. He grew reminiscent during the afternoon and to show his knowledge of the sport recalled the great race between the immortal Ten Broeck and Mollie McCarty, ar.d told how he was forced to save for weeks to get sufficient money to travel to see that never forgotten contest.

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