Acrobat Gains a Record: Runs Mile at Santa Anita in 1:37 3-5, a New Track Mark, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-27


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ACROBAT GAINS A RECORD, j RUNS MILE AT SANTA ANITA IN 1:37 3-5, A NEW TRACK MARK. Canique Wins and Goes to New Owners Rosegals Promising Debut F. E. Shaw In Front After Many Attempts. Los Angeles, Cal., December 20. Acrobat performed sensationally again today, this time picking up 10S pounds and running a mile in 1372, which is within a fifth of a second of the American record jointly held by Dick Welles and Kiamcsha. The weather was rather cool and slightly unfavorable to the making of fast timeor else the record would probably have been broken. Acrobat was at his Dost, had nothing to carry him along aud simply made his opponents look cheap. Line of Life luckily won the opening race after being in close quarters at a critical stage when his chances appeared hopeless. Harty put the Sweetheart marc to a hard drive in the closing strides and just managed to get up right at the end to winN by the scantiest of margins. Pepper and Salt finished a game second seven lengths in front of Don Hartr, which closed a big early gap but tired at the end from the effort, and was lucky to save third place. W. B. Jennings uncovered a good two-year-old filly by Galveston out of the Ormonde mare, Rosor-monde in the second race. Rosegal set a fast pace for the first half, but showed some greenness by swerving in, the stretch or she would have won by a much wider gap. May Sutton was her nearest contender throughout and finished an pasy second. Inspector Bird , showed early speed, but was easily passed by Godfather in the last sixteenth. Apart from Acrobats nice, the card was of mediocre quality, large fields being the rule of tl3 day. J. Touliey won the purse in the third race with Canique, but lost? the gelding by the selling route. Canique rushed to the front in the stretch and won as little G. Burns elected. There was a heavy backing -for Barbette to win the. fifth race, closing at post time at the short odds of 4 to 5 and ran accordingly. Vclma C. unnecessarily punished by. Shilling, in the last sixteenth, was easily best of the others. Tholl Eros, took a hand in the bidding up line today, raising Canique, winner of the third race, from 00 to , at which price the owner lot the gelding go. It is the general opinion of horsemen here that Tholl Bros, secured the horse cheaply. The attendance today was hardly up to the mark, but this was to be accounted for by the natural falling off after a big holiday. The twenty-two books did a big days business, but hardly put away anything. F. E. Shaw won the last race on the card after showing a high turn of speed, from Giovanni Ba-lerio in a spirited stretch drive. Chippewa finished a game third.

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