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i i I . i • i 1 t , COLONEL BOB TAKES THE FEATURE RACE. Texas Crowd Profits Handsomely by Victory of ] Vesme — Carman Will Sell Part of Stable. Los Angeles, Cal., February 28. — The victory of Colonel Bob in th • fourth race relieved in a measure | the dulluess of an uninteresting days racing. It 1 seemed fitr a moment just after turning for home. . as if All Alone would beat him. but the Alvey colt t rallied gamely when a sixteenth out. winning with ■ plenty to spare. Stanley Fay will be shipped here 1 from Oakland to run in the Derby next Saturday. • Spohn was much the best of the twelve colts and geldings which went to tlie post in the opening race, and led throughout, winning in a canter. | George Byrnes closed a gap in the last half and • took second place from Strat Martin. S. A. Carlisle • followed the winner closely to the stretch , and then retired. Waldorf was left at tlie jtost. Instant won the two-year-old race for maiden fillies after meeting with much interference during the running of the race, but when once clear came fast and finished going away. Thelnia Thompson decisively outstayed La Reine Hindoo for second place. The Texas contingent backed Vesme heavily to win the third race. Preston held the gelding in reserve for the stretch run and then came to the front with a rush and led the others at the finish by four lengths. Rustling Silk, another Texas racer, outstayed Ouardi for second place in a hard drive. Creston Boy made the pace to the stretch, where the effort told on him and he tired badly in the dosing drive. Colonel Bob was regarded equally well by talent and public alike and went to the pout at 1 to 4. Tlie black colt showed the most early speed, but gave his backers a big scare by faltering moiuen tarily on the stretch turn, then responded to urging and. easily passing ATI Atone In the stretch, finished an easy winner. The latter tired in the closing drive, allowing C. W. Burt to take second place in the last stride. • There is considerable talk among horsemen that th" present meeting may be extended beyond the original closing day. It is expected that it will lie extended fifteen i r thirty days. There will be a meeting of the ltoard of directors sometime next week and it is thought that the matter will then be decided. Barney Schrcibcr is expected here in a day or two and he will stay over until alter tlie ltoard meeting is held. R. F. Carman has announced that he will sell sixteen of his horses at auction on March 7. He is desirous of selling all of the horses which he do.-s not wish to race on the New York tracks. The judges have reinstated Silverskin and Associate. After an investigation into their alleged in-and-out running, they were satisfied and Sil-„ verskin started in the fifth race and Associate was allowed to start in the third race this afternoon.