Follow The Irwin Horses: Slogan of Tijuana Racegoers, Who Find It Pays Well.; Buckhorn II. and Hazel Dale Record Another Double Victory for Wyoming Turfman--John S. Reardon Impressively., Daily Racing Form, 1923-01-21


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FOLLOW THE IRWIN HORSES Slogan of Tijuana Eacegoers Who Find It Pays Well Bncfchorn IT and Hazel Dale Record An ¬ other Double Victory for Wyoming Turf ¬ man John S Reanlon Impressively SAN DIEGO Cal January 20 Follow the Irwin thoroughbreds and success will be your reward That is what the public is saying these days for the red and white colors of this western owner seem to court the smile of Dame Fortune every afternoon Friday Irwin again scored a double victory when his Buckhorn II and Hazel Dale ac ¬ counted for the sixth and seventh races in rousing finishes finishesBuckhorn Buckhorn II accompanied by his stable mate Prince Direct paraded postward in the Oceanside Claiming Handicap which had the honor postion on the program Sundial II from the C Buxton establishment was in ¬ stalled the favorite with the Irwin entry a strong second choice Buckhorn II was vic ¬ torious but his laurels were not assured until the last stride when he came from far back to snatch a head decision from Van Patrick which in turn bested Sundial II by a length and a half Katherine Rankin essayed to set the pace in the mile and seventy yards race and gamely stuck to her task for seven eighths of the way However when the stretch was reached she grew legweary and the best she could do was to be fourth fourthThe The second half of the Irwin victory ar ¬ rived in the next race a dash of fiveeighths in which Hazel Dale his representative con ¬ tested with a lot of speed Luckily for this mare she had the best post position and she got away with Hying heels from next to the inner rail She established the pace but had little on her opponents for in the stretch she was challenged by Robert L Owen The latter moving up on even terms with Hazel Dale a sixteenth out was somewhat ham ¬ pered when the Irwin runner swerved and bumped him As it was Hazel Dale managed to last by a nose decision from Robert L Owen and he in turn had only a nose on Neg which ran a surprisingly good race in consideration of the fact that his best performances are in the mud Joe Blair which was installed favorite at the short price of 7 to 10 had an outside post position He was never prominent seeming to lack speed This was the case with Hamilton A and the two were always far back backSTILL STILL 3IOURXS FOR MASTER MASTERHere Here a bit of human interest enters the story It is being declared that the veteran Joe Blair is not the same horse since his boon companion and owner C A Norvell passed away recently It is certain that in his last two starts Joe Blair has been woe ¬ fully shy of speed When racing for Nor ¬ vell this veteran campaigner was difficult to defeat at short distances distancesRacing Racing under stout restraint John S Rear don Kentucky thoroughbred had things much his own way in the fifth race at one mile and seventy yards He was made the public choice at even figures but won as if any price was a good one for him He made all the pace and at the finish was cantering to hold a twolength lead over Serapis The latter was hard ridden during all parts of the race and hung on gamely No excuses can be made fpr Bastille which finished third There was a local flurry over East Indian that good son of Delhi owned by George Miller former jockey and veteran trainer Players had recalled that in the Continued on twelfth pige FOLLOW THE IRWIN HORSES Continued from first page past East Indian had won for Miller at the first asking They knew that when this careful conditioner sends a horse to the races he is generally fit to run However East Indian was not quite up to a race but considering all he ran quite well for the first effort in a long time timeThe The bombshell of the afternoon exploded in the fourth race at one mile when Ponza Ray scored at the attractive figure of 1760 to 1 In this race Pattern was made favor ¬ ite at 7 to 10 Pattern was prominent to the stretch but gave up the effort at this point Ponza Ray made all the pace and was never hampered lasting it out to win by a length from Contriot the second choice Domina tor carrying the colors of Lonnie Tryon western horseman and intended to be a good thing finished third There was a rush to get tickets on Dominator at the last minute and his price was knocked down from 10 to 1 to 4 at the post by the books booksThe The mare Viva winner of the initial race yesterday afternoon had heavy support from the Coronado polo players These recalled the valiant deeds of the game little mare when she formerly was used as a polo pony She was played in many of the California tournaments Particularly pleased with her victory was Major C G Ross secretary of the Coronado Country Club Major Ross has been prominent in polo tournaments in California and Canada for years

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