Fine Weather Brings Out Big Crowd: Largest Attendance of the Week at Santa Anita Park-Miller Disappoints His Followers, Daily Racing Form, 1908-02-01


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J i I | | IINE WEATHER BRINGS OUT BIG CROWD. Largest Attendance of the Week at Santa Anita Park — Miller Disappoints His Followers. Lai Angi h s. Dal., January H. — Despite the mc-dioeie card offered today Ilie altendanee was bf fa: the largest of the week. The summer sun of the last two days had dried the track out theeawghlj and it was tlmrouulily fast today and will prohahly be faster tomorrow. * Tlie followers of Walter Miller had a poor day. is that rider failed to hring home a winner. file failure of F. B. Shaw in the fittst race was .; bard blew to the talent. 1". T. Chinn and his friends are credited with winning handsomely hy backing .T.alfonte.. the winner. The running of the California Handicap tomorrow-is tiie chief taper of diet raaftoa tonight. With a "ast brack it is ex iceled that a new track record Car the distance will lie made hy the winner. Chalfonte won the high-weight race, which was irst on the card, in a canter. The fnvoiite, F. E. Shaw, was off in a tangle, whieh praetically lestroyed all his ehaacea, bat Martin persevered vith him and gradually making up ground in the -Ireteh finally took sen ml place in a hard drive villi Ferry WVkes. Hampass was agaia made the favorite today and •ewarded her hackers hy winning easily after her price had receded real 7 to r. to 2 to l. Madeiiea Musgrave linislied fast and oulslayed Banthel for iecond place. The speculators were at a loss to determine tie iirohahle winner in the hig field which went to the peat in the third race, urd finally settled on BeO iriffoi. which had the advantage of having Millei i]i. lint when it came to the running finished no-.vhere. Off in the extreme rear Millar was unahh ;o get his niount tlu-ough until im lite. lu-i Hird. off like a shot, closely followed Kidnap .vhich Dugan sent to the front, and in a fast finish ield her opponents safe in the Baal strides. Koyal Queen was aecond and Crindstone third. The Texas horse. Sink Spring, ridden hy R. Braaka, proved much the hesi of those starting in flic fourth race, and won easily. Joekey J. Hullinan last night received a tele .ram from h!s brother lleorge. annoiuiein tha heir ether was dying and asking Johnny lo hasten ca the bedalde. wwilataa caaaetad all his engage i, ints and left on the first train for Alain, da al . where his parents live.

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