All Ready for Starting: Santa Anita Racing Begins Today with Big Fields of Fast Horse, Daily Racing Form, 1908-11-26


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ALL READY FOR STARTING. SANTA ANITA RACING BEGINS TODAY WITH BIG FIELDS OF FAST HORSES. Many New Visitors Present Old Officials in Control Pomona Handicap the Feature, with Restigouche Probable Favorite, Los Angeles, Cal., November 25. Los Angeles racing spirit is at high tide tonight over the opening of Santa Anita Park tomorrow. This is the beginning of the second year at the beautiful and picturesque Baldwin plant and it is easy to predict even at tliis early date that the present meeting will fur eclipse, those of former years. The increase in the number of visitors over that of 1907 is in a great measure owing to the presence of many racing followers that have In other years gone to New Orleans. It is easily estimated that at least 500 newcomers, of this class are now hero and this number will probably be doubled by tho holidays. The officials are almost to a man the same us those or 1907-08. Judges Hamilton and Cole will preside in the stand, assisted by P. P. Pomeroy, clerk of the scales. The track is in the very beat condition and fast time will undoubtedly be the rule of the day. The entire list of boxes has been reserved by the smart set of Los Angeles and Pasadena, and the atfalr will smack in a measure of a society gala day. An attendance of between: S.000 and 10.000 is reasonably expected. The Pomona Handicap will see about ten face the barrier. From opinions gathered at the hotels tonight the race Is generally conceded to be between Ilildreths Restigouche and Walkers Stanley Fay. Holtiuan will start for the first month and as usual alternate witli Dwyer. George Rose predicts a draw-in of at least twenty bookii. He will set the prices for the ring, as in former years. The races will begin at 1:40. Among the latest arrivals are: A. J. Jackson. Max Cohen, II. Grimes, Fre4 and Harry Block. Charley Hen-shall. Billy Dunn. Lafe Block. Sidney Cohen. R. L. Smith. A. M. Roles and . Ji. Blhn. Jim Arthur got in today with six horses, and Tom Williams has sent twelve of his best here, the contingent arriving in gcxxl condition today. Ed Alveys sprinter. Colonel Bob. threw his exercise loy today and ran tiway if wo miles. It will put the colt out of commission for at least a week.

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