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1 I i i a i f j i , l 1 I I I i ! FIFTH RACE RESULTS IN A CLOSE FINISH. "J First Three Horses Pass Judges Stand Together — Preston Forced by Injury to Leave Saddle. Los Angeles, Cal.. March 5. — Jockey Preston rode in two races today liefore it was discovered he had broken collar-lione. He was not allowed to ride after that and will lie on the ground for some days. . phe Injury occurred while he was boxing in the gymnasium this morning. The closest finish of the season occurred today when Sidney P.. Early Tide and Centre Shot thundered across the line in so close alignment that none but the judges were in a position to say which had won. The race was given to Sidney F., which finished with a great rush. Apart from this the rac- A ing was devoid of interest. Hereafter was an odds-on choice in the first race, but tired fast after wearing down Daisy Frost in th ■ stretch and was lucky to save third place from Ihe latter. Korosilany came fast near the end and, overhauling Booger Red, won going away. Antioch made a show of her opponents in the juvenile race and won in a canter. Ollie Ward lost ground by swinging wide on the turn for home, but closed up fast when straightened out for the final run anil caught Miniature in the last stride for second place. The latter was tiring fast and barely saved third place from Wildwood. Ed Alvey and his friends put over another coup ■ when Dr. Mathews overhauled Turnaway and Kerry in the stretch and won under an energetic ride. Kerry set tfie pace to the stretch, where he tired in the final drive and finished third. Turnaway rau ■ in second place throughout. Elie finished with a great rush and caught Asso- ciate in the last stride of the long-distance race. The latter showed the most speed in the early running, but tired in the closing strides and could not withstand the chalbuge of the winner. Bragg came fast in the last sixteenth and finished an easy third. The good joekeyship ot Shilling was largely responsible for the victory of Sidney F. in the mile ; race, as the winner ran in last position to the stretch, where Shilling took him to the middle of the track and. under a hard drive, secured the verdict in a close finish. Preparations are being made for the largest crowd which has ever visited the new track next Saturday. The magnet expected to bring out a record attendance is the Los Angeles Derby. Jockey T. Rice, who had his collar -hone broken when Raleigh fell with him at the start of the first race last Saturday, was at the track today. It will be several weeks before he will be able to ride again. The horses R. -F. Carumn has advertised for sale at auction in the paddock before racing begins next Saturday are twenty-three in nunilier. as follows: Martha Jane. Golden Shore, Jane Swift, Friar of Elgin, Lack foot, Silberschwanz. Lady Chiswrll, Pal, Airs, Elizabeth F., Don Lee, Sir Russell, Inspector Bird, Slater. Ptarmigan, Im Joe, Henry of Shenna-mcre, Pan-de-Oro, High Ormonde, Merrill, Orifiamb, Likely Dieuonne and Demonstration. W. H. Holland has discharged M. V. Jacobson, trainer of Colonel Jack, without giviug any reason for his action. The running of the four-year-old son of Pessara — Middy Morgan yesterday was in striking contrast to his previous, races. It was his ; first winning race since December 30. when he defeated Sir Edward anil Summer Cloud. It is said I that S. C. Hildreth has made Holland an offer for the horse.