Close Finishes at San Antonio, Daily Racing Form, 1908-12-31


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CLOSE FINISHES AT SAN ANTONIO. San Antonio, Tex.; Deewnlier ."0. Todays deceptive track was responsible for numerous upsets and defeats of the best-backed choices in several of the races. The failure of Cooney K. was a stunner. There was a reasonable excuse for his defeat in the fact that he was almost thrown at the start. Finishes were close, that between Haughty. Stoic and Grenade being a thriller. The latter was best and with a better send-off would have won. The closing race also resulted in a close fit. Dick Redd taking the nurse in the last stride from Adesso. due to carelessness on the part of Pickens. Immediately on the announcement by Judge Murphy that lie would conduct the meeting at Suburban Park, ibeginning January 16. fully ninety per cent, of the horsemen here made applications for stall room. Pressure is now being brought to lear to start tlie meeting on January 5. but Judge Murphy is of the opinion that everythiifcr would not be in thorough readiness on that date, and rather than begin in crude fashion will delay one week longer. He will arrive in Xew Orleans on Tuesday next and assume active charge of arrangements at once.

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