Close Finishes at Santa Anita: Mary F. Wins from Taylor George, but Luckily Short Cut Pays His Backers, Daily Racing Form, 1908-12-01


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CLOSE FINISHES AT SANTA ANITA. Mary F; Wins from Taylor George, Tiut Luckily Short Cut Pays His Backers. Los Angeles. Cal., November "0. An unnsnally large crowd was present today and was well repaid for its visit, for the racing was productive in several cases of stirring linishes, the most spectacular being that between Mary F. and Taylor George. Mary F. was heavily backed by the public and talent, but won a lucky race. She had clear sailing throughout and just lasted long enough. Taylor George had to overcome too many .early dilliculties and also had to go wide for a clear course when turning for home or otherwise he would have won. J. McManus pulled off a good thing with his two-year-old Nasturtium colt. Short Cut, which showed to advantage around New York last summer. Many of tli-- eastern contingent swung to him after the betting had settled. After setting a dazzling pace for four and a half furlongs he tired, but just lasted long enough to reach the line by a head. Henry McDaniel sent, another winner to the post in Stringency, which was well backed by It. L. Thomas and his Kentucky friends. The betting was the best since the opening day, the bonks having a shade the best of the days argument. Among the latest arrivals are ex-jnekey II. Grillm from New York and Mark Ellas, the well-known bookmaker. They will remain here for the winter.

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