Debutante Stakes Winner: Buster Keaton Captures Juvenile Feature and Smashes Record.; Catharine Marrones Defeat Outstanding Surprise of Sundays Program--Norfield and Shelbyville at Long Odds., Daily Racing Form, 1923-02-20


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DEBUTANTE STAKES WINNER Buster Keaton Captures Juvenile Feature and Smashes Record Catharine Marrones Defeat Outstanding OutstandingSurprise Surprise of Sundays Program Norfleld Norfleldand and Shcluyvillc at Long Odds SAN DIEGO Cal February 19 The fa crite wins This ageold cry echoed and reechoed through the Tijuana race track Sunday afternoon as the vast crowd drawn to see the running of the Debutante Stakes and other highclass numbers on the card proclaimed Buster Keaton a son of Athel ing II Dora I a colt of great expecta ¬ tions First of all Buster Keaton won the Debutante Stakes from a rather topnotch band of twoyearolds and then again he smashed the track record Furthermore he shattered it so badly that the old mark for three and a half furlongs of 42 made by Avon Carey was scarcely remembered when the time of 41 was displayed displayedThere There was one man seeing this race from a point of vantage who probably experi ¬ enced more tense moments than any other He was standing like a sentinel on duty but his every muscle was drawn taut One watching him reached the conclusion that he had more at stake than J C McKay of Reno who owns the winner or that veteran and exacting trainer George J Miller This was Buster Keaton wellknown screen come ¬ dian and friend of owner McKay for years It was in his honor that the colt was named and straightaway comedian Keaton as is the unwritten law of the race course pur ¬ chased a complete set of tack for the son of Atheling II IIIn In Buster Keatons first start of the other day he displayed a lot of early speed but racing wide on the far turn cost him the race j He made no mistakes Sunday afternoon with thousands of eyes focused on the turn at the head of the stretch and he ran straight as an arrow and never lost an inch of ground groundThus Thus once again it was established that the sons and daughters of Atheling II which stands at the head of the Nevada Stock j Farm Stud operated by George W Wing field are to have their names listed among the real good performers of the turf turfPORTO PORTO DE ORO THREATENS THREATENSj j The race can be described briefly The splendidmannered Buster Keaton was away j be a safe advantage This he kept until well i into the stretch Here Porto de Oro which had followed in his wake came with a cy ¬ clonic rush Parke on Buster Keaton was j quick to sense the danger and driving his j mount hard he managed to land him a winner by a head Porto de Oro had little i difficulty in taking second place The con j test for the consolation end of the purse i was indeed a struggle with Miss Leggo Brandeis and Al Hotfoot finishing almost on even terms However the judges decreed that Miss Leggo was third thirdIt It was a day of several upsets but aside j from these the racing was formful and good j to look upon The outstanding surprise of i the afternoon came in the sixth race a gallop of an even mile In this Catharine Marrone was made the medium of a heavy backing and so stanch was her backing that she finally paraded to the post the favorite She was away slowly but raced past the others with amazing speed and by the time the halfmile post was reached she had usurped the lead from Van Patrick This jshe kept until turning for home where she tossed it up completely and eventually was passed by all the others The winner turned up in Hyanpom which was ridden to per ¬ fection by jockey E Fator The latter urged the ungainly son of General Roberts through a small opening at the head of the stretch and took the lead to ultimately win by three lengths from Black Betty and Aan Patrick Continued on twelfth IKISC DEBUTANTE STAKES WINNER Continued from first page Hyanpom whose best licks are supposed to be over a wet course was entirely over ¬ looked by the rank and flic and when he won over a lightning fast track and paid the healthy price of 52 to 2 the wise men of the track shook their heads and said Wonders never cease ceaseNorfield Norfield in the third and Shelbyville in the fourth proved winners which scored at long cdds Norfield showed a clean pair cf heels to his opponents and won by a com ¬ fortable margin all the way Shelbyville came from the rear to gain his brackets and emerging from out the bunch he won by a head from Tom Craven and Poacher Norfield paid a price slightly better than 17 to 1 while Shelbyvilles backers were jubilant when they beheld the bountiful re ¬ turns of C5 displayed on the mutuel boards boardsThe The race which resulted in a victory for Norfield was marred by the favorite Just Right unseating jockey Thompson soon after the start Just Right was an oddson choice and when he spilled his jockey it meant that the favorite had been quickly eliminated eliminatedThe The success of five heavily backed choices contributed much to the enjoyment of thoso speculatively inclined Those to reward their admirers were Tom Owens Plunger Buster Keaton Roisterer and Angela AngelaThe The horse Woodie Montgomery again changed hands when C B Irwin claimed him out of the seventh race for 1700 An ¬ other to change ownership by the same meth ¬ od was Ask Jessie That mare was taken out of the eighth race by the Maple Leaf Stable for 1200 1200Eddie Eddie Thomas one of starter Morrisseys assistants who was jumped on by the mare Dolores was unable to resume his duties at the barrier today and exjockey Joe Nelson worked in his place placeJack Jack Elerick wealthy mining magnate of Los Angeles played host to a large party of friends bringing them here in his private car from the northern city Buster Keaton wellknown screen comedian and other flicker stars made up the jolly assemblage assemblageMessrs Messrs Baroni and Old refused an offer of 7000 for their colt Porto de Oro after the running of the Debutante Stakes StakesWashington Washington Norvell wellknown Canadian racing official and Mrs Norvell are recent arrivals here to spend at leaat a montlu

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