Arimo Begins Year Well: Wins a Rich Stake at Oakland in Runaway Fashion, Daily Racing Form, 1908-01-02


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ARIMO BEGINS YEAR WELT, i , WINS A RICH STAKE AT OAKLAND IN RUNAWAY FASHION. Lee Rose Captures the Race for Two-Year-Olds — Gemn. ells Impressive Performance — Miller Rides Poorly. Oakland. Cal., January 1.— Again did a horse triumph in a big stake at Oakland which had received his preparation at Arcadia, and had been sent hero from the south especially to parti-jpate in its running. This time It was Aiimo from R. F. Carmans racing establishment, now wintering in the south. The skillfully manipulated Spnvkels-bred horse had been defeated so regularly of late by inferior horses, with the one exception of his last race, in which be beat only moderate opponents, that the local handieapper had been beguiled into tossing the gigantic four year old into the Christmas Handicap with the feather impost of .Oil pounds. The rest was easy. Carman sent a big commission and his commissioners never stopped bet-ting. The knowledge was general tiiat the owner contemplated a huge plunge and the ring very promptly installed Arlmo a favorite at 2 to 1 in a field of ten. including the best brand of handicap performers in local training. In the actual race the result was never in doubt. Burns urged his mount into the . - W!tlH."lt ili--iy ~. | .,• .... ;.• .,. . ..• _.. i heart-breaking pace that at the end of six furlongs those liehind him were hopelessly leg weary. This left the favorite to come home alone. Trainer Blute had made no pretense of keeping his horse under cover, but told everybody within reach and under circumstances of the widest publicity. Arimos success probably brought more financial benefit to the race going public than any previous winning coup of this winter. The condensed history of the New Year Handicap is as follows: Year. Winner. A. Wt. Jockey. Val. Time. IM Advee Guard. 4 IIS OConnor ...540 1:521 1902 Autolight 4 IM OConnor .. 1.540 1 •.-,::" 1303*OoRtau 4 117 Ranch 2.160 1:57V 1904 Proper 4 12:1 J. Martin.. 2.770 1:321 19U5 Claude 5 133 W. Daly ..2.210 1:5*4 1ilic Proper • 122 W. Knapp.. 2.470 1:54 1907 Proper 7 119 A. Brown .. 2.310 1:661 BM Acton 4 KM G. Burns. . 2.338 1 :93j •Statues 1 mile and 100 yards this year. Aside from the big stake fixture, the card was good and In one respect uniquely interesting. This was due to the first appearance under colors of the two-year-olds of I90S. A big field of eleven Hue looking juveniles paraded for this race. Thomas II. Williams was represented by a grand looking chestnut colt by Fatherless— Aurie. The biggest upset of the afternoon came with his defeat. A more precocious opponent, in Lee Rose, took his measure and the race by a half dozen lengths, but this running will surely be reversed when they mcr again. Millers efforts were beneath the level of a stable lad in skill. The public hacked Blameless heavily and hissed the champion jockey for his in ferior saddle work. In Geminoll. winner of the closing rice, was revealed a nearly high-class four year old. The time, 1:28* for the difficult seven furlongs journey, was extraordinarily fast. The weather was perfect, the only drawback being the very muddy track. Eighteen thousand was the estimated attendance and forty-one books attended to the wants of the speculatively inclined.

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