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1 I i . LONG SHOTS AND FAVORITES EVEN. Unexpected Results Mark the First of the Santa Anita Races. Los Angeles, Cal., December 1.1. The club presented a well-balanced card today, the result being that the picking of winners was a most difficult task. In most cases the fields were unwieldy, but starter Holtman was on his mettle and dispatched them quickly. The books started in to reap a red-letter day as the first three races were won bp unsupported outsiders, but the public broke about even by putting over the last three. The New York contingent thought so well of Adorations chances that ihey backed ler into favoritism before going to the post, but McCarthy was caught napping on "her at the barrier, and, getting her off flat-footed, had her many lengths back of the leaders by the time the first quarter had been run. She continued on her own courage and, making up much ground, ran into a fair fourth at the finish. With any kind of racing luck she had a splendid chance to beat the winner, Edwin T. Fryer. Waterhury made good for R. F. Carman by romping away from liis three-year-old opponents in thi? last race, and showed improvement over his effort of a few days ago. He was supported heavily and the victory proved to be popular. The day was ideal and the twelve books did a big business. John Rod en leaves liere next Wednesday for New Orleans, where he will remain one day in the interest of the Brighton Beach stakes and then go to New York.