Carmisa Gains a Record: Eclipses the Judge Thomas Time at Three and a Half Furlongs, Daily Racing Form, 1908-02-22


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CARMISA GAINS A RECORD. ECLIPSES THE JUDGE THOMAS TIME AT THREE AND A HALF FURLONGS. Sugarmaid Wins from Fantastic in Fast Time— Great Crowd Expected to Witness tha California Derby Today — Meelick Arrives from Arcadia. Oakland. Cal.. February 21. — Todays racing at Oakland was the most formful and satisfactory to the race-goers from a speculative standpoint of any during tin- past week. Half of the card fell to favorites, Reoleasa. Gargantua and Sugarmaid. The last-named was backed down at the close after having alternated with Fireball as favorite in the betting. The odds about Im t Ii fluctuated considerably, the market being very panicky all through. The good thing was nearly upset by one of Mose Goldblatts nnguessable representatives, in Fantastic, which just failed to get up after working through a rough trip from the rear in the final three furlongs. Tlie; developments in the juvenile race from a time stamipoint were sensational in the extreme, the official timers crediting the winner, A. B. Spteekels Carinisa. with an American record. 4C| for the distance, three and a half furlongs. Many were of the opinion that a mistake had been made in timing the race and iinptiry among several experienced trainers and other expert timers confirmed that impression. " , c*1 In a majority of the races big and unwieldy fields of indifferent class horses were engaged, still the sjiort was excellent and was witnessed by a big crowd. The weather still continues to be Ideal for racing and if it holds good tomorrow for the running of the Derby, the Oakland inclosure will prove too small to accommodate the 20,000 or more turf enthusiasts -who will invade its precincts. Jockey F. Kelly was fined 5 for cutting across in front with Mornond in the first race. W. K. Jennings is a recent arrival from Santa •Anita. He expects to ship east early in March. Moelick. the favorite for tomorrows Derby, arrived from Arcadia this morning and was given a striding gallop of a mile. E. J. Baldwin has just acquired the J. B. Haggin bred stallion. Sir Hampton, by Watercress — Lizzie Hampton, for stud purposes at his Santa Anita farm. Disappointment is felt because Magazine was not sent up to start in the Derby and some express hope that the fast Carman colt will show up by train tomorrow.

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