Santa Anita Handicap to Edwin Gum: Distance Too Far for Colonel Jack-Rifleman Fails to Break Mile Record, Daily Racing Form, 1908-01-12


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SANTA ANITA HANDICAP TO EDWIN GUM. Distance Too Far for Colonel Jack — Rifleman Fails to Break Mile Record. Los Angeies, CaL, .lannary 11. Secretary K. C. Smith presented probably the best card of the meeting today, many of the fastest harass at the course eonipoling in the different laces. Many shrewd horsemen expected the American record for a mile on a circular track to go by the board in the third race, but were disappointed. Rifleman, the winner, turning the course in 1 :: 7S. The Santa Anita Handicap was the lays -feature, and was one of the best speculative races of the meeting. Colonel Jack found the distance a little too far and had to succumb to IMwiu Cum A sudden !i:il has taken place in the selling war. but hoi semen expect some lively lioosting in the selling races next week. The dra.v-in found twenty two books doing husi-sess, i hi r they fathered nothing, as the public bad by far the better of rhc days speculation. The oa ■iters handicap was framed for the purpose of Si I ring an attempt to break tin- present record for a mile over a circular track, but Rifleman, while equalling the track record, which is within one tilth of a second of the record jointly held by Dick Welles and Kianiesha. was apt pushed out and the result was a disappointment. Edwin Gate won the Santa Anita Handicap, which featured the card, after being Saved in the early rsnalllg, sad, coming with a greal Must of speed in the stretch, linally Wore down Colonel Jack, which tired badly in the closing strides, evidently finding the mile ami a quarter a trifle too far.

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