Ben Irishs Turf Success, Daily Racing Form, 1927-04-11


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BEN IRISHS TURF SUCCESS SPECIAL CORRESPONDENCE LONDON, England, April 9.— Mr. Bert Irish, whose recent death is deeply mourned by American as well as English sportsmen, will go down in turf history as one of the few owners to win the Perby at the first attempt. Mr. Irish raced on a very small scale, never having more than two or three horses, and, in the circumstances the achievement ranks as something altogether out of the ordinary. Mr. Irishs Derby winner, it need hardly be said, was Papyrus, which defeated Pharos, Iarth, and others in the principal classic of 1923. Papyus was purchased as a yearling for 7,5C0, and after he had finished his racing career was sold privately for between 50,000 and 00.000— the actual figure has never been disclosed. Papyrus was the colt matched against the American Zev, at Belmont Park, in which the visitor, unused to the conditions, was readily beaten. Another good horse owned by Mr. Irish was Periosteum, which cost but ,300, and won the Ascot Gold Cup. The horse w;ts not, however, a success at the stud.

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