Harry D.s Colors Lowered: Van Patrick Takes Measure of Popular Tijuana Racing Idol.; Circulate, Review and Au Revoir in Thrilling Finish--Jockey Watrous Again Demonstrates His Riding Ability., Daily Racing Form, 1923-02-15


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HARRY DS COLORS LOWERED Van Patrick Takes Measure of Popular Tijuana Racing Idol Circulate Review and Au Revoir in Thrilling Finish Jockey Watrous Again Demon ¬ strates His Hiding Ability SAN DIEGO Cal February 14 Lower the colors of the champion It may be only temporarily that his standards are struck for even in defeat Tuesday Harry D title holder in point of victories in sixtyseven racing days was a genuine hero And strange as it may seem the figure 13 en ¬ tered into his downfall even though he had shown the ability to win his thirteenth race in seventeen starts This was the other day and when he passed the thirteen mark supposed to be the omen of illluck it was said that he might go on forever Ifowever they can take a pitcher to the well once too often oftenWhile While this gallant son of BaTisdnle Turnaway was battling every inch of the way to uphold his good name battling in mud and with better horses than he had ever met before women shrieked in the reilms of excitement Strong men bit their lips and clenched their fists It was gripping In a central box of the grandstand sat C B Irwin Wyoming horseman who has worked wonders with this Harry D Near him was Mrs Irwin Harry D is the favorite runner of the big Irwin string and rightly too for he has won them many purses at this Ti ¬ juana meeting A look of despair on the face of the rotund owner and tears welling to the eye of Mrs Irwin foretold their fears that Harry D was out there this afternoon lighting as never before beforeHarry Harry D had won thirteen races and had been second twice in seventeen trips to the post at the border course this year Pop ¬ ularity was beyond dispute He was the idol of the western thoroughbred world They beat him yesterday but he might have been tlie better horse even though vanquished vanquishedGREAT GREAT EVEX IX DEFEAT DEFEATAlways Always an unusually quick starter and possessed of much early speHl Marry D did not get away any too good In ctier races at the same distance after leaving the barrier he was showing daylight leterday afternoon he had to fight for it lie was challenged and challenged gave his all everything that his stamina and stout heart could muster to finlly finish second with Van Patrick the winner It was at threequarters the sixth race on the card where Harry D encountered defeat The preponderance of money sent him post ward an evenmoney favorite but the books were mighty sweet to his chances and the early betting posted him at 2 to 5 5It It was not Harry D to get his nose in custom instead he was away in third place with Wild Flower first to park on the head end At first call Harry D began to show his speed and was leading the other He held a length advantage with Wild Flower threequarters of a length to the good over Judge Pryor Then Harry D succeeded in j HARRY DSCOLORSLOWERED fContlnued from Qrst page shaking oft Wild Flower only to mjct with the menacing strides of Judge Pryor The latter was a length back but was apparently running with something in reserve Through ¬ out this procedure jockey Walls had been following within striking distance of the leaders with Van Patrick He brought this colt up as they were rounding the far turn and when the stretch was entered Van Pat ¬ rick had assumed the lead Still Harry D was fighting valiantly Jockey Petzoldt went to the whip But it was not to be a victory for the frequent winner When the finish was reached Van Patrick was one and onehalf lengths ahead of Harry D and the latter much the better of the rest was five lengths ahead of Wild Flower Judge Pryor was done before the stretch was reached and the only horse he beat was Glen Well WellThe The juvenile race which inaugurated the program for the afternoon muotered together a choice band of twoyearolds in which Miss Leggo was returned the winner Miss Leggo came from far back to take the meas ¬ ure of Buster Keaton a first starter by a neck The latter was driven out to beat Golden Lad a head for second money The debut of Buster KeaCon strapping cheslnut son of Atheling II Dora J was watched with interest as he was credited with some extremely fast trials His race was a spar ¬ kling one for he showed an abundance of speed and when challenged hung on with the tenacity of a bulldog only giving way right at the end to his moreseasoned opponents opponentsSmile Smile Again finally graduated from the ranks of the maidens when she showed her heels to a bad band in the second race at threequarters Her margin of victory was a wide one and at the end she was only can ¬ tering to win by five lengths from Contriot which in turn was easily second best from Charlotta Smith SmithThe The closest finish of the day came in the third race a dash of threequarters in which Circulate Review and Au Revoir finished noses apart in the order named Superior jockeyship contributed much to the success of Circulate as jockey Thompson outrode his rivals rivalsJockey Jockey AVatrous the latest Tijuana jockey find gave further evidence of his riding abil ¬ ity when he piloted Rajah to victory in the fifth race a gallop of a mile and seventy yards The novice reinsman got his mount away fast and taking the lead he made every post a winning one Closest to him at the finish was Frank Fogarty FogartyThe The C B Irwin colors were triumphant m the concluding race when Hazel Dale managed to stagger home a winner by a short head TagThe from It and Joe Tag The stallion J F Crowley has been shipped to Tijuana to stand there from February lo to April 1 The terms of service are 200 with the usual return privilege privilegeC C B Irwin obtained Rajah out of the fifth race by claiming him for 1700 from Wil ¬ liam AValker

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