Tame Racing at Sanata Anita Park: Poorer Class of Horses Engaged in Unwieldy Fields -L. C. Widrig Outruns Chief Desmond, Daily Racing Form, 1908-02-08


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TAME RACING AT SANTA ANITA PARK. Poorer Class of Horses Engaged in Unwieldy Fields — L. C. Widrig Outruns Chief Desmond. baa Angeles. Cab. February 7.- -The usual tlilll Friday card was offered today and the racing was on sou, ucn tly uninteresting. I.ittl seratehing was indulged in ami most of the fields were of un wiebly proportions. Jockey K. Dugan indulged in some rough riding with I.ilholin. for which he was severely reprimanded. The most pretentious race was won by 1.. •. Wid-;ig. heavily backed by the talent and public alike. The weight tit him snugly, but he had lo lie driven nit to the limit at the end to withstand Chief Desmonds challenge. The nineteen books did a good days business and had the better of the afternoons sport. Fine summer weather prevailed and the track vas about as fast as it ever has been, but tin poor class of hois s entered today prevented any thought of new track records being established. Jockey Miller did not wait until the last race befare riding a winner today. Kerry, under a good ride from the premier jockey, easily defeated the • vcn-money favorite in the tirst race by three lengths easing up. l.aura t lay showed the most early speed but tired at the end. Albion H. in a last closing rush took third place iu the lust stride. Traffic was most fancied In the youngster race, but when it came to the running was no match for Antioch. The latter, off to a lying start. led throughout and never left the result hi doubt. Iolored I.ady was an easy third. The ol ers w ere lever dangerous. Chief Desmond proceeded to set a fast pace in the third race with L. C. Widrig running lapped m him lo the stretch, when the latter under a fierce drive succeeded in getting the verdict iu the last stride. UeOTKe Swain easily disposed ol l.aura K. in the -t retch run and won going away. Little Minister came fast in the last sixteenth and managed to get up to win in the last strid ■ from Firm Foot. The pacemukiiig Head Police tired and quit badly iu the stretch. I la. in the elosing race, was the second winning favorite ami the second winner for Walter Miller.

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