Sport: Pigeons to Platers

In 1923 a Wyoming rancher named Charles (''Cowboy'') Irwin trained a stable of 50 horses which won 147 races that season. Only two other trainers in U. S. Turf history had ever saddled more than 100 winners in a year; no one had ever done it two years in a row. Long considered unapproachable by contemporary trainers, these records were last week broken to bits by a 32-year-old Brooklyn pigeon fancier named Hirsch Jacobs.* At Yonkers, N. Y. last week Trainer Jacobs, who a dozen years ago did not know the difference between a...

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