New Records for Two-Year-Olds: Established by Colonel Bob and Old Timer at Santa Anita Park, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-26


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NEW RECORDS FOR TWO-YEAR-OLDS. Established by Colonel Bob and Old Timer at Santa Anita Park. Los Angeles, Cal., December 25. Brilliant racing characterized the decision of the splendid card offered the patrons of Santa Anita Park today. The attendance was by far the largest in the history of racing in southern California. Tholl Brothers, the Texas turfmen, were the bright particular stars of . the day, winning the Gar-vanza Handicap with Old TJmer, equaling the track record for a mile by winning it in 1:375, and also scoring witli Old Settler in the- second race. The field in the Garvanza Handicap brought nine of the best youngsters at the track to the post. Stanl-jy Fay and Magazine were equally well fancied and were supposed to have the race between them, but after Stanley Fay had been raced into exhaustion in the first six furlongs, Old Timer a comparative outsider in the betting, dashed into the van and in a game and fast finish, outstayed Magazine. The race was worth ,950 to the winner and the time the fastest on record for a two-year-old. Colonel Eobs brilliant performance in the fifth race was one of the striking features of the day. He was at his best and showing marvelous speed throughout, ran the six furlongs in 1:11?, winning easily. The time equals Rosebens American record made at Belmont Park. The attendance today was estimated at 10,000 and the small grandstand was not large enough to seat the crowd. The largest number of automobiles ever seen at a southern California race track were ranged against the back of the grandstand. The draw-in found an Ipcrease of one today, twenty-two books doing business besides three field books.

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