"Speed" Tells Story: Sunnyland Breaks Track Record to Win Stake Feature.; Captures First of Rich Winter Fixtures at Tijuana Before Capacity Attendance., Daily Racing Form, 1923-01-23


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SPEED TELLS STORY Sunnyland Breaks Track Record to Win Stake Feature Captures First of Rich Winter Fixtures at Tijuana Before Capacity Attendance SAN DIEGO Cal January 22 One word in the dictionary of King Horse best tells the story of Sundays running of the Tijuana Claiming Stakes at one mile and seventy yards This word is speed speedGlittering Glittering under the sparkling orange and black colors of the Bronx Stable operated by George P Fuller California millionaire like a diadem from the Queen of Shebas chest Sunnyland vanquished his opponents in the startling time of 1 42 which was just fourfifths seconds better than the track mark for the distance which was established by Short Stop It was a rich victory the stakes to the winner being worth 3420 Glory was his for in his wake he left such good runners as Abadane Coffield Sangrado Messines Tassel and others othersThe The Tijuana Claiming Stakes the first salient feature of the rich stake program which president James W Coffroth of the Tijuana Jockey Club offers this winter drew an immense crowd Official figures are not available but those versed in estimating gatherings declared that Sundays attendance exceeded the assemblage of opening day Certain it is that the throng was more en ¬ thusiastic than at any time during this meeting and the fine field of fifteen which went into the hands of starter Morrissey was the biggest in numbers assembled at the post in a stake race in the history of the Tijuana track trackThe The race looked to be an open one and there was not a single starter that did not have friends Both the mutuels and the books did a big business on the race and the clerks were forced to work at top speed to handle the huge volume of speculation which poured into them themRIGHT RIGHT ON EDGE EDGEThe The winner Sunnyland of imported par ¬ entage was a mighty good horse Sunday Trainer Harry Unna had given him a spe ¬ cial prep for the afternoons sport It was only Saturday that Sunnyland showed a fast trial between races which showed that he was ready to run for a kings ransom Then his performance in a race of recent date was exceedingly promising and to cap it all his victory yesterday proclaims him a better runner than he was last year It requires no stretch of the imagination to figure that Sunnyland will be formidable in all of his stake engagements engagementsThe The start of the Tijuana Claiming Stakes played an important part in the decision of the contest Sunnyland which was away quickly found a position behind the pace ¬ maker Sangrado which showed dazzling speed until passing the halfmile post where Sunnyland took up the running This son of Sunflower H then opened daylight on his rivals and increasing his lead as he went he ultimately won off by himself The westernbred horse Coffield raced surpris ¬ ingly well he being a forward contender throughout Gamely he held to his task and although he had no chance of being the win ¬ ner he proved second best as the race was run to finish ahead of Abaoane AbaoaneABADANES ABADANES FINE RACE RACETo To the credit of Abadane it must be said that he ran a remarkable race As the favorite much was expected of him and it was his misfortune to leave the post behind all the others This did not deter him from making an effort such as his good class was expected to furnish He was still in last position as he entered the backstretch but he gained ground steadily and closing a great gap the finish found him in third place five lengths in front of Tassel San ¬ grado which dashed to the front at the rise of the barrier and caused such excla ¬ mations as A long shot will win it Look at Sangrado fly spent himself ere three quarters of the journey had been gone and fell an easy victim to those which had better staying qualities Of the others i this sparkling field which failed to share in the distribution of the purse Messines carrying the colors of Commander J 1C L Ross and Louanna ran creditable races racesThe The racing of the afternoon was such that the most exacting of fans could not fail 14 find a thrill The winners did not have an easy time of it for it is recorded that there were close finishes which left the issue in doubt until the judges had decreed the win ¬ ners Tills was particularly true in the finish of the fifth race at a mile and a six ¬ teenth in which Prince Direct Summer Sigli and Flame finished on almost equal terms The decision was in the order named and only the close scrutiny of the experienced Continued on twelfth page SPEED TELLS STORY Continued from first page eyes in the stand were able to single out the winner the second and third horses horsesThe The third and the eighth races the latter at one and a quarter miles also furnished thrills at the finish In the former Due do Guise managed to hang on long enough to ward off the mare Theresa which would have won in another stride The colors of Marvin Allen carried by the fashionably bred Dominator by Uncle Sunbonnet were carried to a victorious end in the longest race of the day when this horse took the measure of Reydo by a nose It was a thrilling finish and despite the fact that the crowd was somewhat jaded by the other spectacular finishes it arose as one and cheered the win ¬ ner to the echo echoAnother Another claim reaching high figures was registered when C B Irwin took Abadane out of the Tijuana Claiming Stakes for 4000 This sum was represented by his entered price of 1500 plus 2500 the guaranteed value of the stake stakeThere There were three claims for Black Monkey in the initial dash The owners seeking to lead this one away were H D Gates T I Fuller and D Howell The latter won the shakeoff and now has the desired trophy in his barn barnThe The special trains of Sunday from Los An ¬ geles and the Imperial Valley brought large crowds and wellknown Californiia sportsmen were among those present Frank Chance best known in the sports world as the peer ¬ less leader through his long association with the Chicago Cubs and Mrs Chance with Mrs Barney Oldfield occupied veranda chairs at the clubhouse clubhouseHarold Harold Lloyd wellknown screen comedian from Culver City played host to a dozen friends from the Hal Roacli studio studioJoe Joe Osner and wife of Denver were among todays arrivals Mr Osner is an owner and breeder of harness horses He is here for the winter and freely admits that the thor ¬ oughbred was the lure lureJames James Wood Coffroth president of the Ti ¬ juana Jockey Club who has been to San Francisco on a business trip entertained a party of twenty at a clubhouse luncheon luncheonAnother Another luncheon party had Jack Elerick wellknown oil and mining operator of Los Angeles as host hostOther Other arrivals were Charles Ford and Mrs Ford of Chicago Mr Ford is a wellknown oil man of Chicgo and is here on his honey ¬ moon trip

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