Irwin Colors to the Fore: Buckhorn II. and Harry D. Carry Them to Victory Sunday, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-12


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IRWIN COLORS TO THE FORE Buckhorn II. and Harry D. Carry Them to Victory Sunday. Dismal, Rainy Weather Fails to Keep Crowd Away from Mexican Track Jockey Eddie Dngan in Saddle. SAN DIEGO, Cal., December 11. The C. B. Irwin colors, that have been seen in front at Tijuana quite frequently of late, were again in evidence Sunday when Buckhorn H. carried them to an easy victory in the sixth race of the day, a handicap at one mile and seventy yards, with a value of ,000. Buckhorn II., which had won his two previous races, was not given an enthusiastic support by the rank and file, and in consequence ho ruled the longest-priced horse of the field of five that faced the barrier. Halu, which earlier in the day had been acquired by Messrs. Tryon and Allen at a private sale, was installed the favorite. However, Capt. Clover, Tailor Maid and Glen Well had many friends, as the race on paper looked to be an open one. From a spectacle standpoint the contest for the major part of the journey was one to excite the most blaze fan, as Halu, Tailor Maid and Captain Clover racer on almost even terms to the final sixteenth. Here Buckhorn II., racing on the outside, passed them with amazing speed and ultimately won by two lengths. Tailor Maid had the better of Halu, while Capt. Clover, staggering from fatigue, finished in fourth place. Another heavy rain, which fell at daylight Sunday morning, kept the track in deep muddy condition. The day was one of those dark dismal ones, with frequent showers, but this did not keep down the attendance to any appreciable extent, for a good Sunday crowd passed over the border to witness the sport. SPAKKHXG SlORT IX RAI. Those who braved the inclement weather witnessed some sparkling racing, with horses in the majority running true to form. This was especially the case in the third, fifth, sixth and eighth events, which were won by Harry D., Little Florence, Buckhorn II. and Torsida. Strange to relate, this quartet have won three consecutive races, which speaks volumes for the consistent manner in which the thoroughbreds have been running at the border track. The closest finish of the day came in the second race when Al Porter, thanks to a perfect ride on the part of jockey Ralls, managed to win a nose decision from the lukewarm favorite Midia. Fifty yards from the finish the ultimate success of Al Porter seemed assured, but with victory within grasp, as the saying goes, ho faltered and Midia, coming with an electric burst of speed, just failed to snatch the winning end of the purse by a matter of inciiec. C. B. Irwin scored a double when his Buckhorn II. and Harry D. showed the way home to their opponents in their respective races. The ponderous Cheyenne horseman, who yearly races a mammoth stable at Tijuana, seems to have struck his stride and up to date heads the list of winning owners. The one-time crack rider Eddie Dugan, who had been languishing in Russia for the last three years, virtually a prisoner of the bol-sheviki government, staged a come-back today when he graced the back of Tutt. Dugan showed that he has lost none of his horsemanship by getting Tutt away from the barrier in front of the others and keeping him in the lead until he became leg weary. JOCKEY D. KEXXEDY EXPECTED. Charles Van Meter, trainer for F. J. Kelley, whose horses are to be shipped here from Tanforan, stated today that jockey Bert Kennedy would accompany the Kelley thoroughbreds when they shipped South. The handicap for Tuesday failed to fill, due to the condition of the track, and manager J. P. Atkin added 3100 to the purses of the last four races of the day. James Pool, father of jockey AY. Pool, is an arrival to the bedside of his youthful son, who a few days ago was operated on for appendicitis. The elder Pool was elated to learn that his boy is getting along splendidly and is completely out of danger. J. G. Bussey, who is training the William Nestlehouse horses, which includes Adonis, John S. Reardon and others, received word today that his employer will head a party of friends which will come from Omaha shortly after the holidays for an indefinite stay. Henry McDaniel, who is in charge of the J. K. L. Ross thoroughbreds at Tijuana, intends awaiting a fast track before he sends any of the Canadian sportsmans horses post-ward. McDaniel reports that the crack runners that bear the Ross colors are in splendid shape and that not a single horse is on the ailing list.

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