Harry D.S Seventh Win: Irwin Star Continues His Triumphant March in Mexico.; Has Won Twelve Out of Sixteen Starts at Present Meeting--Heavy Rainfall Causes Much Scratching--Race Declared Off., Daily Racing Form, 1923-02-01


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HARRY DS SEVENTH WIN Irwin Star Continues His Tri ¬ umphant March in Mexico Has Won Twelve Out of Sixteen Starts at atPresent Present Meeting Heavy llainfall Causes CausesMuch Much Scratching llace Declared Off SAN DIEGO Cal January PI Cheering which started as the sound of a muffled drum when the grand old horse was home again a winner and which continued with everincreasing volume and tone until after he had been unsaddled from his twelfth vic ¬ tory of the Tijuana meeting greeted Harry D the good son of Barnsdale from the C B Irwin stable at the Mexican race course yesterday afternoon afternoonChances Chances are that had his triumph been on a Sunday with a more proper stage setting his reception would have been one not paralleled by that given any winner in the history of the western turf turfSixteen Sixteen times has this sturdy campaigner started for Irwin at the present meeting to win his owner 5790 in purses A dozen times he has won and twice was second Only on two occasions was he out of the money moneyHe He has won in diversified company over fast muddy and heavy tracks under clear skies and also under falling rain It was under the latter condition yesterday and he was meeting Dr Johnson and Doctor Corbett yet neither of the physicians could do anything to him And then he took on Coca Cola that real fast marc from the William Red AValker stable In addi ¬ tion there was Noonhour quite a fast colt and on a track to his liking and with the mere feather of only eightyfive pounds Harry D beat all of these and he gave away weight to every horse in the race and ran the fiveeighths on a most trying course in 1 02 Yesterdays triumph marked the seventh consecutive victory for the grand old iron horse as he is referred to by the western racing fans fansThe The downpour of rain which lasted through the night and fell intermittently during the afternoon played havoc with the program and the card was riddled with scratches The entire list of owners in the eighth race asked to withdraw their horses and in consequence that race was declared off offDorius Dorius a son of Sain which suffered from a bad beginning in his previous start made amends yesterday by beginning quickly and taking the fifth race at an even mile from Hyanpom and Louanna The winner was Continued on twelfth page HARRY DS SEVENTH WIN Continued from first page given a rousing ride by jockey Fator and it resulted in Dorius taking the race by two lengths In striking contrast to Fators ride was the effort of jockey Slaughter astride of Hyanpom He had that superlative mud runner in one pocket after another and the horse really never had a chance to do his best As it was he finished second and even to the novice fan it was apparent that Hyanpom with riders reversed and with a clear path would have been a more danger ¬ ous competitor competitorJack Jack Ledi had to be the best horse to win in the opener at threequarters Ruling the favorite Jack Lcdi stumbled at the start and to the discerning eye it looked as if his chances had gone aglimmering However he quickly settled into his stride and clos ¬ ing with a great burst of speed plowed through the slush to win by open daylight from Plurality and Hanovers Topaz TopazShelbyville Shelbyville bided his time in the second and catching Charlotta Smith the pace ¬ maker faltering twenty yards out defeated her by a head for the long end of the purse Ponza pursePonza Ray reveled in the going and made every post a winning one in the mile and an eighth event Her speed carried her far in front during the early stages of the race and it was only necessary to mildly urge the filly through the final eighth to land her home lengthThe a winner by a length The closest finish of the day came in the seventh and last race when Little Florence just managed to get up to win the three quarters dash by a nose from Honest George The latter appeared all over the winner mid ¬ way m the stretch but just when victory was within his grasp he tired and Little Flor ¬ ence nipped him at the finish finishTom Tom Andrews who for years lias been known as an authority and writer on boxing arrived today with Mrs Andrews for a short visit at the Tijuana track trackBetween Between the races yesterday the good horses John Paul Jones and Be Frank were given trials over the sloppy oval John Paul Jones worked an easy mile and an eighth in 2 02 and seemed to relish the track Be Franks journey was but threequarters of a mile and he negotiated the distance in 1 18 in good fashion

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