Unwieldy Fields at Santa Anita: Renews Clamor for Walk-Up Starts-Chippewa Wins in Fast Time, Daily Racing Form, 1908-01-03


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UNWIELDY FIELDS AT SANTA ANITA. Renews Clamor for Walk-Up Starts — Chippewa Wins in Fast Time. Los Angeles. Cal., January 2. — Jockey Dennison, who was badly hurt yesterday, is at the Clara Barton hospital resting easily. It was at first thought he had suffered concussion of the brain, but developments since the accident have disproved this. The staff physicians gave out the announce ment today that he will recover. Secretary E. C. Smith gave the poor owners a chance today, three of the races being at five furlongs, and they filled to unwieldy proportions. The consequence was a card of poor quality and Its decision devoid of interest. The unmanageable actions of the horses at the post and irksome delays resulting therefrom has given a new impetus to the talk for the walk-up system of starting, which some horsemen claim should be in vogue here. The standing starts will never be popular here and are often the cause of much grumbling and adverse criticism among horsemen. R. F. Carman will ship Magazine to Oakland to start in the Follansbie Handicap. Nineteen books were on today, but the betting was compartively light. Ed Gaines arrived today from New York and will remain for some time.

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