Track Conditions Favor Mud Horses: Dugan and Shilling Each Ride Two Winners-Canardo Easily Defeats El Cazador, Daily Racing Form, 1908-02-05


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TRACK CONDITIONS FAVOR MUD HORSES. Dugan and Shilling Each Ride Two Winners — Can-ardo Easily Defeats El Cazador. I.os Angeles, Cal.. Februaiy 4. — A rather cool wind and steady sunshine brought the track into fair racing condition today, but the footing was soft enough to favor the mud horses. The card offered was of very mediocre quality and had it not been for several close finish s. its decision would have been utterly devoid of interest. Several mishaps occurred during the afternoon. Kirm Koot throwing his jockey and running away about three miles on the way to the post for the sixth race and Sne.eeds saddle slipped under Blair, which spoiled whatever chances Succeed had to win. The twenty-one books broke about even on the days speculation. The track should be fairly fast tomorrow. Billy Bowlegs proved much the best in the running of the first race and led a fair band of three-year-olds from start to finish. Laudable finished in second place after a fast closing sprint. Anoura ran forwar.lly throughout but was tiring at the end and just managed to save third place. Lois Cav-.inagh. the winner of the Oaks, ran disappointingly. Anlioch. an untried youngster from the Griffin stable, won the second race Bade! an admirable ride by Preston. Colored Lady, of the Carman entry, was practically left at the post, but closed a ttig gap and would have won in another stride. Belle Thorpe ran well for a first start. Na.lzu. all but left at the start for the third race, caught Work and Play after going five furlongs and w.ii caul. ring. The latter essayed to set the pace and tired from a too strenuous effort, but was an easy second. llarty attempted to mak- a runaway race with Anvil, bur his mount suddenly tired in the stretch, permitting Au.assin and Box Elder to pass him. Duga.i rode the second winning favorite in Aucassin. Bazil was the longest priced winner of he afternoon. Golden Shore was an odds-on favorite, but finished a jxior third. Lord Nelson proceeded to make the pace, but fired when challenged by the winner.

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