Apex Reached At Tijuana: Tremendous Crowds Attend on Sunday and New Years Day.; M. Fators Great Fight for Riding Championship and Spirited Racing Entertain Visitors at Mexican Course., Daily Racing Form, 1923-01-02


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APEX REACHED AT TIJUANA Tremendous Crowds Attend on Sunday and New Years Day 3T Fators Great Fight for Riding Cham ¬ pionship and Spirited Racing Entertain Visitors at Mexican Course SAN DIEGO California January 1 New Tears Day was celebrated at the Tijuana track with one of the largest crowds ever seen at the border course filling every avail able space from which the racing could be witnessed witnessedLarge Large delegations from San Francisco Los Angeles and other California points were attracted here because of the unusual opportunity presented in the threeday holi ¬ day period Saturday Sunday and Monday and these visitors helped to swell the at ¬ tendance at Tijuana on all three days daysThe The principal racing attraction today was the handicap at a mile and an eighth run as the sixth race in which the Nursery bred Fair Play Toggery mare Tailor Maid I scored her third straight victory defeating 1 Supercargo and Adonis AdonisThe The absorbing topic of conversation among race goers today was the sensational finish of jockey M Fator on Sunday whereby winning the last of the year he captured the much coveted honor of leading the American jockeys for 1022 The consensus of opinion of all present at Tijuana Sunday was that there probably never was witnessed a more striking scene on a race track than when young Fator won that last race The shout ¬ ing screaming and applause was beyong de ¬ scription However it was the usual way Americans proclaim another champion championSUNDAY SUNDAY RED LETTER DAT DATIn In all Sunday was one of Tijuanas great ¬ est Its crowd was tremendous and stand ¬ ing room was at a premium Once more the present plant was wholly Inadequate to han ¬ dle the vast attendance and the mutuel and bookmaker clerks were forced to work at top speed to handle the volume of money which was wagered in both departments of speculationA speculation A fortune in horseflesh paraded in the sixth race at fiveeighths This was the Glendora Handicap and it is not within the memory of the oldest turf fan here when such a costly lot of thoroughbreds ever went to the post before at the Mexican course The field was a striking example of the caliber of horses that are at Tijuana to try i for honors in the 30000 Coffroth Handicap and other rich stakes stakesStamping Stamping himself the good game horse ¬ flesh that many had known him to be Lion dOr sporting the colors of Commander J K L Ross beat Motor Cop a head for the major portion of the 1200 purse It was a thrilling battle Motor Cop which drew the inside rail position was away fast and with Phrone Ward his stable mate next in at ¬ tendance set the pace Lion dOr slow to begin gained ground steadily under the hard riding of jockey Claver and coming around the leaders turning for home he gradually wore them down and ultimately got up to win by a short head Motor Cop hung on resolutely and was able to beat Lucky Button by three parts of a length for second money Of the others Doctor Corbett ran a good race to be fourth while Abadane made up a world of ground from a poor beginning Krewer and Oil Man were disappointments but inasmuch as they were starting for the first time here they may show to better advantage In the future futureIIARRT IIARRT Ds EIGHTH VICTORT VICTORTThe The eighth victory of the iron horse Harry D in twentyeight racing days was recorded in the fifth race In this period Harry D has been to the post twelve times for eight victories and two seconds being out of the money only twice Harry D was the medium of heavy backing in the fifth race and a more popular win at Tijuana would be hard to imagine imagineSamuel Samuel J Levy manager of the Brig house race track at Vancouver B C is an arrival here in company with Howard Whiting a capitalist of the same city Levy announced that the Brignouse Park grand ¬ stand clubhouse ard paddock which were destroyed by fire last September would be replaced early In February with modern structures structuresA A modernly equipped motor ambulance and an emergency hospital are among the upto date improvements that have been installed at Tijuana TijuanaII II T Palmer who is here with a mammoth string of platers has not met with the suc ¬ cess that was his last year Up to date he has only scored with one of his runners this being Hamilton A a horse he left here last spring to summer

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