Unusual Accident at Santa Anita: Runaway Racer Badly Injures Two Men - Restigouche Gives a Great Display of Speed, Daily Racing Form, 1908-12-10


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UNUSUAL ACCIDENT AT SANTA ANITA. Runaway Racer Badly Injures Two Men Restigouche Gives a Great Display of Speed. Los Angeles. Cal.. December II. When Font ex ran away while going to the post today, lie threw his rider ;iud plunged through a bar on the outside rail near tlie five furlongs starting post. Ross Vance, a. deputy marshal, and John Daniron. the latter a colored stable hand of "Kansas" Price, were lounging on tlie bar and were dashed to the ground with terrific force. Vance suffered a broken leg and Daniron had many of ids teeth knocked out. Poutex was returned to the post, but acted so badly that the starter refused to let E. Martin ride him. Big fields were the rule today, but despite this the public apiioared to be able to pick the winners. The feature event of the day. the Oneonta Handicap at six and one-half furlongs, went to the odds-on choice. Kestigouche. conceding much weight to everything iu the race. It was only a big gallop for the former Keenc crack, which set a dazzling pace throughout, winning in a canter. The other races were of the mediocre order and were featureless. The cut-in day .saw twenty-five bookmakers doing business. This is by far the best showing at this time of the year since racing lias been inaugurated here. The live new books to go on were: George Guyton, Peter Collett. W. MclSride. Henry Haines and Dave McCuddy. The betting was the heaviest of the week, with the layers of odds breaking aliout even on the days speculation. Among the latest arrivals from the east were W. V. Conran. who has a ,big string here, and Fred Adler. Assistant Judge Ed Cole was not present today. He sprained his shoulder in an accident at .his hotel last night and will be absent for a day or so. Kit Cliiuu left for Salt Fraucisco tonight. Judge Hamilton fluid si notice posted In the paddock today cautioning all owners and trainers not to Alnl their horses to the jnist short or to "qualify" tor future races. This1 emphasizes tlie determination of Judge Hamilton to have clean sport here this winter. It. F. Carman lias set jockey .Bums down for his poor effort on Magazine, which wis left at tlie post yesterday. Jockey Goldstein Was fined 0 for cutting across Hasty Agnes with Ida "May Iu the third race. I

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