Featureless Day at Santa Anita: Colonel Jack Defeats Sir Edward-Avontellus Runs Fast Race-Four Choices Win, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-31


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FEATURELESS DAY AT SANTA ANITA. Colonel Jack Defeats Sir Edward Avontellus Runs Fast Race Four Choices Win. Los Angeles, Cal., December 30. Secretary E. C. Smith presented the poorest card of the meeting today, the only race of any consequence being the fourth on the program, in which Colonel Jack vanquished Sir Edward. It seemed for a moment on the far turn as Jlf Sir Edward had the race at his mercy, as Colonel Jack was in close quarters next to the rail, but Sir Edward faltered in the last hundred yards when challenged by the winner. Jockey C. II. Shilling was fined 0 by Judge Hamilton for cutting across in front of the others with Mary Candlemas in the fifth race. Never in the history of southern California racing have the bookmakers been hit as hard as they have beer, during this meeting. J. J. McManus, one of the chief pencilers here, lias quit after losing 5,000 and Messrs. Rose and Doggett are heavy losers. If the favorites continue winning, the next cut-in will see only about fourteen books. The chestnut gelding. Hal, owned and trained by Frank Regan, easily won the first race after racing Barney Oldfleld into exhaustion in the early running. Senator Beckham, the favorite, finished with a rush, but was not good enough to beat the winner today. The ill-judged ride E. Martin gave Bellmencc in the second race was the only tiling which caused his defeat. The Sultan just managed to get up in a hard drive to win by a neck after Bellmence was taken back and to the .Inside fence in the last sixteenth. Lady Chiswell, from the Carman Stable, was. a distant third. The third race, which was a special-weight affair for three-year-old maidens, oyer the five and? one-half furlongs course, was "won" by "Adelliert llelle in a canter. She had been reported with some phenomenal work-outs, which were responsible for her price going from 3 to 1 to 8 to 5 at post time. Pacific Electric ran a good race, finishing well in front of some reputed good ones. i

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