More Mud Racing at Santa Anita: Close Finishes in Several of the Races-Animus Wins in Runaway Fashion, Daily Racing Form, 1908-12-04


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- MORE MUD RACING AT SANTA ANITA. Close Finishes in Several of the Races Animus Wins in Runaway Fashion. Iis Angeles. Cal.. December 3. No rain fell this afternoon and the somewhat cool air kept the going bad. The card was admirahly balanced throughout and several of the races resulted in hair-raising finishes. The linislii in the second race was sucli that none but the judges Was in a position to place the second and third horses, four of the first live going across the line in almost perfect alignment. Some thought that Yankee Daughter finished third, but the otlicial numliers were undoubtedly "correct. Animus, held at almost prohibitive odds in the betting, liually made good. He was entered against a mediocre hand in the fourth race and simply ran away from it after the harrier went up. His forte is evidently holding mud. A big surprise was nearly sprung in the third race, when the- 1 to 5 favorite. Old Tinier, almost succumbed to Hasty Agnes, backed from 30 to 10 to 1 just alvout post time. The favorite, after apparently having the mce safely won, tired suddenly when next to the rail and a sixteenth out and had E. iMartiu been strong enough to have given Hasty Ag-ne- a good, powerful ride at the end she would have won. Archie Zimmer and his New York friends were down almost to a man on Yankee Daughter and had she won they would have brought off a big coup. William Beverly lost heavily on Bye Bye II. for the place. Jockey Ryan was fined 5 for misbehavior at the post. Jockev J. Howard has been set down for ten days by starter Holtmau for insubordination. Betting was heavy and brisk considering the inclement lacing conditions.

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