Record Breaking Racing At Seattle., Daily Racing Form, 1908-08-16


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RECORD BREAKING RACING AT SEATTLE Seattle Wash August 15 The climax of the local racing season was readied today when a crowd that sorely taxed the capacity of the plant at The Meadows was regaled with the most brilliant racing ever witnessed in the northwest The most notable Incident of the day was the equaling of the Ameri ¬ can mile record by A J Jacksons speed marvel Fern L a development of the present meeting This fast fllly which made a new American reconl of 105 for five and a half furlongs a few days ago ran the mile in winning the owners handicap today in la lag g Tills feat was a fitting finale of a day or record smashing Stanley Fay Convent Bell ami Smiley Corbett having each hung out a new track record in the three races preceding that won in such phenomenally fast time bv Jacksons fllly flllyStanley Stanley Fay ran a mile and a quarter In 204 in winning the 5000 1900 Exposition Handicap the most valuable fixture of the local season This good colt was top weight of the race and William Walker his owner was In doubt about accepting the weight almost up to the hour of starting It wart only on the advice of other horsemen who had a higher opinion of the colts prowess than his owner that Walker decided to start him The race was most si ectacular Pedro stubbornly contesting it with Stanley Fay every incli of the way As wayAs four favorites two second choices and a well hacked third choice accounted for the card th layers lost heavily 3

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