Adonis In Fine Fettle: Demonstrates by Smashing Performance in Venice Handicap.; "Red" Walker Saddles Two Winners in Coca Cola and Summer Sigh--Honest George Furnishes a Thrill., Daily Racing Form, 1923-01-09


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ADONIS IN FINE FETTLE Demonstrates by Smashing Per ¬ formance in Venice Handicap Ecd Walker Saddles Two Winners In Coca CocaCola Cola and Summer Sigh Honest George GeorgeFurnishes Furnishes a Thrill SAN DIEGO Cal January 8 The purple and white stripes of William Xestlehouse of Omaha Neb a stanch patron of the thor ¬ oughbred were carried to victory for the initial time at Tijuana Sunday afternoon when his Adonis captured first honors in the Venice Handicap at one and onesixteenth miles which was the sixth and feature race on the card cardAdonis Adonis was in fine form He demonstrated that fact by his manner of winning Jockey E Fator had the mount on the son of Uncle and rode him faultlessly When the barrier arose Adonis was off to a good start and his natural speed carried him around the first turn in the lead of the others On the baclkStretch Due de Moray which had left the post flat footed sprinted past him and Fator astride of Aaonis wisely let him show the way Fator knew that his mount had plenty of reserve speed and patiently awaited the turn for home There he re ¬ leased Adonis from restraint and in the twinkling of an eye the majestic looking thoroughbred again bounded to the front From there on he had no serious opposition and won impressively with two and a half lengths to spare over Supercargo SupercargoThe The latter moved up in a determined man ¬ ner on the backstretch but did not have a great amount left in the final dash for joc ¬ key Taplin was required to ride him hard to ward off Prince Direct fcr second place Prince Direct which was coupled with Buck horn II as the C B Irwin entry ran a creditable race in this company He was lightly weighted with only ninetytwo pounds Fairway from the A Bostwick stable and rated by many discerning horse ¬ men as one of the best thoroughbreds here showed signs of improvement and will no doubt figure more conspicuously from now on onEastern Eastern visitors here for the first time were enthralled by the beautiful weather and men and women who had no previous hint of the suns warmth in this section of the country found wraps decidedly uncom ¬ fortable fortableThe The weather man has dealt extremely kind ¬ ly with the Tijuana track of late and the Continued on twelfth pace ADONIS IN FINE FETTLE Continued from first page mild and even temperature continues un ¬ abated Those who could resist the fine 1 weather and the card of eight races were greatly in the minority and as a consequence the plant was well filled again againFavorites Favorites had an even break for the aft ¬ ernoon there being four choices that proved successful successfulWilliam William Red Walker that astute trainer of thoroughbreds enjoyed a profit ¬ able day for he saddled a pair of winners in Coca Cola and Summer Sigh The latter was extremely lucky to win His start in the seventh race at one mile and seventy yards was not at all auspicious for he dwelt as the barrier arose and was not away to ad ¬ vantage However jockey Stevens would not take no for an answer and riding him determinedly the horse gradually made up the lest ground Entering the stretch Stev ¬ ens with daring came through a small open ¬ ing between horses And in one of those nip andtuck finishes he got Summer Sigh home first by a short head In second place raced Yermak which was starting for the first time in the colors of G F Hum Cavalca dour II which was made the oddson choice disappointed his backers as he is wont to do when he parades as a favorite and the best he could accomplish was to finish third thirdCOCA COCA COLA BEATS RING RINGCoca Coca Cola showed herself to be in grand fettle when she took the measure of the speedy mare Ring in the fifth race at five and a half furlongs This victory furnished Walker with much satisfaction for he saw his erstwhile racing tool lowering her colors to her former stable mate Coca Cola Ring was recently claimed from Walker by A L Briggs and started for the first time in that owners silks silksOIlie OIlie Wood and L W Harper were the sur ¬ prises of the day The former took a half length victory in the initial dash while I W Harper showed his heels to his opponents in the third after traveling over a mile and an eighth journey journeyHonest Honest George furnished the thrill in the concluding sprint when he came from no ¬ where to take an easy victory from Hazel Dale and It The winner looked like a 100 to 1 chance when ho left the barrier in last place but he mowed his opponents down in the stretch with amazing speed and ultimate ¬ ly drew clear to win by an open length lengthThe The men with halters were again busy Sunday anJ as a result two horses changed hands In the first race W P Gaines took a fancy to the horse Joe Campbell and se ¬ cured him by depositing 800 with the racing secretary There were two claims lodged in the seventh for Cavalcadour II these being made by William Walker and G F Hurn In the shakeoff Hurn proved the one destined to take the horse and Cavalcadour II was led to his stable when William Walker scored a double It consequently meant that his stable rider jockey Stevens would do likewise This pilot is showing marked im ¬ provement in his horsemanship and has at ¬ tracted quite a following among the local fans fansIL IL D Curly Brown wellknown racing promoter was a visitor here yesterday and was deeply impressed with the magnitude of the sport Mr Brown at present is not ac ¬ tively assosiated with racing having confined his activities to the upbuilding of his breed ¬ ing farm in northern California CaliforniaArthur Arthur Stecle prominently known in so ¬ cial and business circles in San Francisco motored down from the northern metropolis to spend a brief holiday worshiping at the shrine of king horse Mr Steele is an ardent admirer of racing and spends much of the summer months at the eastern courses coursesAmong Among latest arrivals are Colonel and Mrs R II Morse of Chicago who come here each winter for j lengthy sojourn at the Hotel del

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