Acrobat Runs Mile in Fast Time: Might Have Broken Record If Urged-Christmas Crowd at Track, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-24


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ACROBAT RUNS MILE IN FAST TIME. Might Have Broken Record if Urged Christmas Crowd at Track Los Angeles, Cal., December 23. Acrobat was on his mettle today and running to his best form, spun off a fast mile in 1:3S without being urged in any part of the race. Most of the horsemen present were of the opinion that had there been any other horse in fast enough to carry Acrobat along, the American record would have been shattered. The track1 was lightning fast and splendid time was made in all of the rnces. The advent of Christmas week had little effect in keeping the attendance down, as by far the largest crowd of the. meeting thus far was present, the increase in the attendance of women Jieing noticeable. Aside from Acrobats performance, the card was somewhat void .uf interest. The -bettors had much the better of the days speculation. Charles T. Hcushall arrived today, having run down from San Francisco. He -was eloquent in his praise of the new plant and will race some horses here in about two weeks. P. T. Ciiinn shipped Gleneclio to", San Francisco today to run in the Christinas Handicap. Certain entries of the Pasadena Stable and the entry of J. B. Dunns Anona, have been refused on account of racing at Jamestown. Va. Affidavits will have to be sent to the New York Jockey Club and the ban lifted before the horses caii start.

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