Record is Easily Broken: Iron Mask Runs Three-Quarters in 1:9 over Juarez Track, Daily Racing Form, 1914-01-05


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RECORD IS EASILY BROKEN IRON MASK RUNS THREE-QUARTERS IN 1:09 OVER JUAREZ TRACK. Pan Zareta, His Only Opponent in Race Framed For Purpose of Reducing American Mark, Unable to Make Livingston Racer Extend Himself. EI Paso, Tex.. January 4. The special race framed for today by Secretary Edward Jasper of the Jockey Club Juarez with the object of establishing a new American record for three-quarters of a mile, accomplished its purpose with plenty to spare. .IcT ferson Livingstons crack six-year-old sprinter, Iron Mask, one of the horses that the Cincinnati magnate purchased from Harry Payne Whitney last summer at Saratoga, was returned an easy winner of the race and ran the distance in 1 :09. which reduced tlie American record by one second and a fifth. Tlie record which the unsexed son of Disguise and Royal Kose created today was that made by himself with an impost of 127 pounds in winning the opening race of the Douglas Park meeting at Louisville. Ky., September 23. last. On October 3, at the same track. John W. Schorrs three-year-old. Leo-chares, with 109 pounds up, equaled Iron Masks time, as dd I. E. Clarks two-year-old, Orb, carry ing 90 pounds, at Juarez December 9. In todays race Iron Mask was opposed only by J. F. and II. S. Newmans tleet foiuTrar-ohl filly. Pan Zareta. Iseeit, which had been named overnight as a likely starter in the race, was withdrawn. Iron Mask carried 115 pounds and was piloted by jockey Loftus, while Pan Zareta had jockey Kiiscn baum in the saddle and carried 110. The remark ably liberal odds of 1 to 2 was laid on Iron Mask, while Pan Zareta was loyally supported at 3 t 2 by a local following that has come to greatly ailmre her as a result of the sterling performances in whieu she has figured at Juarez since the opening of the present season. It was only in the early stages of the race that tlie two contenders ran close together. Pan Zarr-tu was first away from the barrier and. setting a siz zling pace, led for the first sixteenth. Then Iron Mask settled into his stride, mo ed up past !, . living daughter of Abe Frank at the end of the firs: quarter, steadily drew away and finally won with his rider easing him up. The fractional time of tin-race gives a good idea of the wonderfully fast pace that marked the early running. The first eighth was run in :11. the quarter in :2l. three-eighths in :33, the half in :45 and live-eighths in :50. leaving :V2,-, for the last eighth, during which Iron Mask was being cased up. Iron Mask ran through out like a well-oiled piece of machinery and was never fully extended. It was evident that he could have run the distance in 1:09 or better, had it been necessary. The layers in the betting ring laid odds against "the time that would be recorded, which is the only booking of that kind that has occurred here. The meeting of Iron Mask and Pan Zareta served to bring out one of the biggest crowds ever seen at the track and the record-breaking feat of the Kceno-brcd winner aroused a great wave of en thusiasm, in spite of the local popularity of the lillv whose measure he so easily took. The davs racing was fairly forniful, favorites accounting "for half the card. 15. A. Jones easily repeated his previous success in tlie two-year-old race. Brooklield was returned winner of tlie mile handicap and mine within one-fifth of a second of the American record.

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