Last of Tijuana Meeting: Sundays Card Brings to an End Winter Racing of 125 Days-Abadane Wins Again, Daily Racing Form, 1923-04-24


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LAST OF TIJUANA MEETING Sundays Card Brings to an End Winter Racing of 125 Days — Abadane Wins Again. SAX DIEGO. Cal.. April 23.— Before a crowd which swamped the Tijuana plant the Tijuana racing season came to a close yesterday. It was a brillant ending to a meeting which has been marked with racing of the highest caliber. During the 125 days there were exactly 1.001 races decided, an unusually large number for a winter meeting. Early came the crowd which graced the Mexican plant Sunday afternoon. It :".i -peared to have only the closing in miml and an enthusiasm to enjoy the sport to the fullest extent. The winner, that was tl~.-* thing. While southern California contributed the greater part of the crowd, there were many from other points. Any stigma which was attached to the name of Abadane through defeat by Kinglike at four and a half furlongs Saturday was wiped out Sunday afternoon when the grand thoroughbred from the C. B. Irwin barn took the measure of the horse that showed him the way in his previous start. It was at five-eighths, a handicap that Abadane, with 131 pounds up. covered himself with glory. He was badly outpaced to trv strotch. where he came with an electric burst of speed to overhaul Kinglike in the final seventy yards to win going away. Even though Abadane carried 131 pounds he r.ii: the distance in ■"O-V-,, only three-fifths seconds slower than the track record. With the course a trifle faster a new record undoubtedly would have been displayed. Showing a belated improvement, for he was long in rounding to that form which has been expected, John Paul Jones accounted for the other handicap, at a mile and a sixteenth. The winner was judiciously ridden by joceky Dave Hum. who restrained him off the pace. Hum made a timely move with the horse rounding the last turn and as he winged into the stretch it was evident that the leaders were doomed to fall before the reserve speed and stamina of John Paul Jones. Such was the case, for lie made short work of Polly Wale in the straightaway and won by the comfortable margin of two and a half lengths. In second place raced Polly Wale, which cleverly held Sunnyland safe. W. T. Anderson has taken over the eon-tract on jockey W. Dean and the lad will spend the summer at the San Diego stock farm, where the Anderson horses will be turned out. Colonel R. I.. Baker, who shipped his string to Omaha, left Caunzel. Lawrence Manning and May Bruen to be summered at San Diego. The mammoth C. B. Irwin stable entrained today for Omaha. Others that left in the same shipment for the Nebraska capital are the horses owned by J. H. McCoole. William Nestlehouse. W. Sims, H. Tullett and F. It. Irwin. A. F. Dayton, who shipped here from New Orleans, has decided to race in the far West this summer and his horses will be sent to Vancouver to participate in racing there.

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