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1 j I ! ; | I : I i i , ] , MEELICK CANTERS IN OWNERS HANDICAP. I Antioch Establishes New Track Record — Lord Nelson Wins — Five Favorites Successful. : Los Angeles. Cal.. February 18. — Meelick made his first app. arance here today and ran impressively. Mad he been urged in the final eighth it was the general opinion of horsemen that he would have , lowered the track record. He raced Mark Antony II. into early exhaustion and merely cantered thereafter. Apart from the owners handicap the card was featureless. With twenty-six books on. the layers arc complaining that business is not very good, as the s|M culation hcic will not justify that number. John J. McCraw leaves here tomorrow to join I the Hants in Texas. He has been a daily visitor to Hi • track since coming to Los Angeles. Sam Lazarus, the Texas turf man. arrived yesterday and will be here for some time. John . Rice, a non-starter from the stable John Boden is racing here for several eastern horsemen, .von the first race in a way to indicate that he is a liossihle good one. Emily N. showed the most early speed, but tired badly near the end and finished outside of the money. Antioch established a new track record for three and one-half furlongs in winning the second race. Force ran a gixnl race and finished an easy second. Lord Nelson was the third successive favorite to win this alterncon. Imler a splendid ride by Ruxtnu he led throughout, closely followed by Crcstcn Roy. and held Ihe latter safe in the final strides of a mild drive. Meelick. held at the short price of 1 to 2 at all limes in the betting, held a scant lead on Mark Antony II. from the start to draw iway near the end and win cantering. The two ran as a team to the stretch, where Mark Antony II. slightly faltered. Old Tinier was short and will benefit from the race.