Santa Anita Gains New Distinction: Centre Shot Defeats Montgomery In the Fastest Mile of American Record, Daily Racing Form, 1908-12-23


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SANTA ANITA GAINS NEW DISTINCTION. Centre Shot Defeats Montgomery in the Fastest Mile of American Record. Los Angeles, Cal., December 22. A new American record for one mile was created here today when Centre Shot, in a desperate drive, boat Montgomery by the shortest of margins. When the time, 1:37. was Hashed, a vociferous .shout went up from the grandstand, as almost all present were aware that a new mark had been set. The former record of 1:37 was held jointly liy Kiamesha II. and Dick Welles. The Caiman alTair after the running up of Fleming by M. Donley yesterday afternoon, took on a more serious aspect when" trainer Dooley reached the Carman stable after his reporting Carman. Jr.s insult to Judge Hamilton. When Dooley entered the stable, he claims that It. F. Carman, his son. a blacksmith and some other man set upon him and beat him unmercifully. He was subsequently removed to a hospital in Los Angeles in a badly battered up condition, two of his ribs being broken. Judge Hamilton is awaiting Dooley s recovery when the latter will make a formal complaint in writing. Charles G. Oates arrived today and was the guest of Judge Hamilton in the judges stand all afternoon. He savs his father. John W. Oates. will be here in two weeks, also Colonel Lambert, who is a liersonal friend of Oates. Peter Whinner arrived today from Washington and savs that the Madden contingent of horses will get here in a few days1. Among the latest New York iKxikinakers to arrive are Leo Swatts. Oeorge Levy, Julius Ascherman and Robert Lloyds. Centre Shots great display of gameness was favorably commented on by almost, all present. Montgomery overhauled her twice during the flight, but she did not falter for an instant and in a gruelling ami stirring last sixteenth lrive reached the line a short head before him. Montgomery tired slightly for an Instant when about .seventy-live yards out. but steadied down fast in the closing strides and. finishing resolutely, would have won in another nod of tlie head. Dr. Ilolzberg earned a bracket for himself m tin? second race, at seven furlongs, lteating a fair band of two-vear-ohls after a sensational stretch run. The rest of the card was featureless. Tomorrow is cut-in dav. when it is expected that thirty lnmks will do hifsiuiss-. in which event all drawrin records here will he broken.

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