Rain and Mud at Santa Anita Park: Weather Change Keeps Enthusiasts Away-Burns Handicap the Magnet of Departing Horsemen, Daily Racing Form, 1908-01-24


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RAIN AND MUD AT SANTA ANITA PARK. Weather Change Keeps Enthusiasts Away — Burns Handicap the Magnet of Departing Horsemen. Los Angeles. Cal.. January 2."!. — An incessant rain accompanied by a cold northerly wind made climatic conditions unfavorable for race-goers today, aud the attendance was confined to the regulars. The changed track conditions permitted some of the mud running horses entered today to show their mettle. A big delegation of horsemen here will leave tonight for Oakland to witness the running of the Burns Handicap at the Emeryville track Saturday. The city ordinance which is to go into effect Sat unlay, is now said to also hit the daily papers, and they will not publish selections of probable winners iu the future. I. T. Chinn and his friends extensively backed Senator Beckham to win the fifth race, and his victory was the most notable incident of the afternoon. Captain Emerich a.nd P. J. McKenna and wife were among the arrivals today. Hidden Hand, a Texas-bred filly in the stable of J. 1". Newman, won the first race ou the card after several futile attempts to win at this track. She was made the favorite today, and her backers were in susiiense throughout the running, as Kerry found the sloppy track just to his liking and proceeded to set the pace, closely followed by the favorite. Kerry tired iu the closing drive, allowing Hidden Hand to finish an easy winner, oritiaiuh. finishing with a rush, obtained third place. The change of track conditions probably caused the defeat of the favorite iu the second race, as Copper Princess did not seem to take kindly to it. Chilla proved the best in the going. Marion Rose found the track suited to her and made the third race a runaway affair. Prolific was her nearest contender, but never was dangerous. Lee Harrison II. lost the [dace by a head, but was an easy third. Lucky Lad set a fast pace in the fourth race, but failed to stay. Avontellus was badly outpaced in the early running, but outstayed Saiurida in a bard drive. Aquiline was backed to win the fifth race in a manner to indicate that the race was already run and won. but finished beaten off. The eastern contingent, headed by owner Chinn. scored a coup with Senator Beckham, which won in a canter after run-niug lapped on Booger Red. the pacemaker. Billy Bowlegs was an easy third.

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