Finish Noses Apart Again.: Thornton Renewal Is Virtually A Repetition Of The Original.; Los Angeleno Sets a New California Race Record for Four Miles--Contest One Long to Be Remembered., Daily Racing Form, 1907-04-14


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FINISH NOSES APART AGAIN. THORNTON RENEWAL IS VIRTUALLY A REPETITION OF THE ORIGINAL. Los Anqeleno Sets a New California Race Record for Four Miles — Contest One Lonq to Be Remembered. Oakland. Cal.. April 1". — Los Angeleiio esBM right back after his Thornton stakes victory of March Hi. which was run in a heavy rain and over a muddy track, and won todays consolation affair. the- Thornton. BttwaJ at the same distance ami under fair wehther conditions and a fast ■mashed the California four-mile race record by, Ian Bflht of a second. The race was unique in the- annals of four-mile laces in thai the entire field took close order Jnuu the start and maintained it for three miles and a half, where Los Angeleno and Mamie- AJgni drew out and engsged in a terrific and spectacular closing; struggle- la which the former gained the verdict by a nose just as he eliel iti the pre-vious contest, making Iwe. of the closest finishes between the saint! horses on record. The vast throng of spectators who were fortunate enough to be present aad see the running of this remarkable race, showed their apart r It ttoa by an unparalleled demonstration of applause. Tlie aged Key el Sanla Anita gelding had ilovelopod a pro-Boanced soreness daring his preparation for todays big event and it was not until after receiving a favorable veterinary report as to bis condition that tlie stewards finally consented to allow him to start. The sinister rumors afloat affected the market ami the against Los Angeleno commenced to soar upwards from the moment they were posted in the ring. The wmnssecting public-, nothing loath at getting such a lucrative, price against their ktag distance hid. Bached him with avidity and la esa- siepienee the layers lost heavily SB lhe race. As in their lasl nmcting, Mamie Algol was again considered unlucky to have lost. The owner of ihe marc, who was stati-nod in lhe iiilield. made the mistake of signaling his jockey to press the ansa almost from the start. At the end of three ami three -epiarter miles of paceniaking. I.n.wn was unprepared for Knapps sadden challenge on Los Angeleno and allowed the latter to obtain an ad-raatage that be could Beset spite esereoeae, al-thoagt going the taster of the two at the end. Todays card was tirst class and. aside from the Thornton Benewal, contained three attractive- features iii the handicap far two year olds at tive furlongs, the handicap for older horses at se-ven furlongs, and t sprint in which the fastest barest in training tried conclusions. Starter llolman was responsible for the defeat of Creston. the favorite in the juvenile affair, when he virtually left Mai it ihe post. lie was guilty of another fiasco in the lasi race, won by Kapid Water, when he left Sir Krillar. the tceood choice, absolutely. Kntra Nous, at long oelels. conlirmeel expert opinion formed after her recent victory that sin- was nearly the fastest thing developed bereahevtt this winter. Tim favorites. Karl Kogers and Rapid Water. rewarded their backers. Long shots triumphed in the Other four races. C. K. Burnell bi.i fireball and Laura 1". M. in at todays auction sale in the- paddock. Thirty-nine books, which beats all previous PeCOCda, were in operation in the big ring this afternoon. Starter Kicharel Dwyec is expected here next Thursday. C. Van Dnsr* lias reconsidered and is still in the game. A fairly attractive program is offered for Monday afternoon, and with such speedy horses as Altair, Jeremiah. Vahmhi; B. It. Brattain, Lord Hclana, George P. McKear; Dutiful. Oorrigan, Byron Boae; St. lraneis. Sir Krillar. Kurlcigh: Sandstone, Fury, Convent Bell: Sycamore. May Amelia and Prince of Castile Included among the entries, excellent raehar, is in prospect H. Forsland.

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