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SANTA ANITA MEETING PROSPEROUS. Great Crowd Turns Out to View Decision of an Ordinary Program. Los Angeles, Cal., December IS. Probably the poorest card offered thus far at the meeting brought out a surprisingly good crowd, in fact it was one of the greatest gatherings since racing began here this year. Although no horses have as yet been run up, several horses have been claimed. P. J. Williams lost his good colt, J. K. Laughrey, to G. Motheral, who claimed him for 20. When it is taken into consideration that J. It. Laughrey was one of the best three-year-olds here last year, Motheral certainly secured a cheap horse. Today -was draw-in day, seventeen bookmakers taking stands, while two field books looked after Ihe small betting. The pencillers got a thorough drubbing, most of the winners being heavily backed. R. F. Carman was on his mettle again today, putting three over in Progress, Golden Shore and Friar of Elgin. If tills kind of luck continues with hiin, he should, easily carry off first honors in the list of winning owners when the meeting is over. The sport was void of interesting features and there were no new arrivals.