Sport: Purse

Thirty thousand people crowded about the race track at Tia Juana, Mexico—famed drinking, gambling spot for southern Californians and visitors—to witness the rich Coffroth handicap. Among the spectators were noted fighter Jack Dempsey; his wife, movie-actress Estelle Taylor; a host of lesser celebrities, foretelling spring fashions from Paris.

A field of 18 thoroughbreds, best horses in training, started. Sir Harry, big chestnut colt owned by the Seagram stables, was first to thunder past the finish post, a half-length ahead of Dangerous, his only serious competitor. The race carried a net value of...

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