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The Pinehurst Outlook for February 2, 1923 5
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Walter Cox Day at the Races
THE presence of some of the country's best harness horse
drivers graced the meeting of the Pinehurst Jockey Club
races last week, and the scenes around the race track took
on Grand Circuit appearance.
The afternoon's sport was styled Walter Cox Day, named in
honor of that famous driver who is here with W. H. Cane, owner
of the Good Time Stable of Goshen, N. Y., and who drives for
Mr. Cane on the Grand Circuit during summer. Cox drove in two
races. He put up a phenom-
enal finish with The Judge
in both heats of the Caro
lina Pace to land second
money, and won the Jan- !
uary Trot with Let Fly, one
of the horses Mr. Cane is (
wintering here. j
While Mr. Cox is in j
Pinehurst, it is planned to 1
have Tommy Murphy and
"Pop" Geers come down
and engage in some match I
races. Cox, Murphy and
Geers are among the world's
greatest drivers and if the
plans go through, Pinehurst ,
racegoers are sure to wit
ness some of the finest rac
ing that has ever been seen
outside the Grand Circuit. !
The Carolina Pace was
won by Love Berry, owned
by A. W. Hodges, of Ben
son, N. C, and driven by'
W. H. Cane. This made the eighth victory for this speedy pacer
in as many starts, and if he retains his present good form it is
going to take a mighty good horse to take his measure.
Tom C. Webber, owned by Ruohs Pyron and driven by J. C.
Thomas, had an easy time disposing of his field in the Combination
harness event. Tom has been racing in pretty fast company all
season and had not won a race, but he was dropped into a soft spot
today and simply tin-canned his opposition all the way.
In addition to the harness races, the afternoon's program included
three running races, a steeplechase and some novel specialties staged
The riding of Charlie Wright was one of the features of the
running races. He won the five-furlong dash with Joe Milner,
entered by Miss Helen Waring, and made it a double when he put
up a spectacular finish on Eastwood Princess in the five and half
furlong affair and gained a nose decision in the last strides of that
event after appearing hopelessly beaten when the horses were entei
ing the home stretch.
Jockey Rice kept up his good riding and scored his usual "one
or more victories each week" by taking the seven-furlong event with
St. Jude. It was Rice, riding Blue Jay, who lost the close decision
to Wright in the five furlong race.
The steeplechase resulted in another victory for the Red Lrables(
Stakle's Kate Glenn, making five straight victories tor this smart
jumper. There were only two horses entered in this event and
after Ray-O-Light's saddle slipped and had to be pulled up, the
winner had no opposition thereafter.
Miss Helen Waring has acquired the good horse St. Jude, which
will run in her colors in future. This horse is one of the best
among the running division. He has won 5 races out of 8 starts and
has been second twice and third once.
The following is a summary of the afternoon's sport :
Loveberry (Cane) 1 1
The Judge (Cox) 3 2
Silk Hill (J. Thomas).. 2 4
Dr. Starter (F.
Thomas) 4 3
Time, 2:1784. 2:17..
Let Fly (Cox) 1 1
Martin J. (F. 1 nomas). 2 3
Baby Ruth (Cane).... 3 2
Binland (Sebree) 4 4
Time, 2:18, 2:18.
Race (One Heat)
Tom C. Webber (J.
Billy Mack (F. Thomas).. 2
Robt. Ashland (Hawkins) 3
Peter Heart (Lay ton)... 4
Five and Half Furlongs Flat
Eastwood Princes (Wright) 1
Claude Walker (Rice) 2
Tetley (Miles) 3
Time, 1 :12 1-5. War Baby also ran.
Five Furlongs, Flat
Joe Milliner (Wright) 1
Blue Jay (Rice) 2
Anvil (Miles) 3
Time, 1 :03 1-5. No Trumps also ran.
St. Jude (Rice) 1
Spearlene (Snyder) 2
Wellfound (Williams) 3
Time, 1 :33.
Steeplechase Mile and a Half
Kate Glenn (Smith) 1
Ray-O-Light (Reader) .2
Time, 2 :45.
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The Carolina Trot, Caught. at the First Half.
This event was won by Let Fly, driven by Walter Cox, and seen here in second position