Horses Fall at Santa Anita: Archibald Slightly Hurt-Gemmell Defeats Price Ahmed in Very Fast Time, Daily Racing Form, 1908-12-18


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HORSES FALL AT SANTA ANITA. Archibald Slightly Hurt Gcmmell Defeats Prince Ahmed in Very Fast Time. Los Angeles, Cal., December 17. What appeared for a moment to ibe a serious accident today took place in the fifth race, when The Sultan feW when Hearing the stretch, Lee Harrison II. and Airs falling over him. Riders Page and Shilling were up in an instant, hut Archibald lay .stunned for a spell, but soon recovered, suffering only a slight sprain of his left foot. On account of the accident he did not ride in the last race. Ceininell, W. Walkers fast gelding, proved the particular star of the day. winning the Observatory Handicap in a mild drive from. Irince Ahmed in a very fast six and one-half furlongs sprint. The time, 1:17and, eipials the track record. Dandelion, well thought of in this race, was sharply cut oft" in the linal sixteenth just as he was responding gamely to ithe whip. Hut for this he might have given the winner an argument in the closing strides. Two of the Mulshes were of the sensational order, especially that in which Woodcraft beat Ida May by the scsntest nntrgin possible in the third race. The same hair-raising finish took place in the days opener, when Haensel caught Belle of Iroquois right in the last stride. The betting was brisk and heavy, all of the twenty-four bookies having their hands full to accommodate the speculators. Most of the bookmakers were successful on the days results. W. Walker has set down A.- Harris indefinitely, claiming that the boys indifferent riding lately induced this action. E. J. "Lucky" Baldwin is not so seriously ill as has ltoen reported. He is contined to his home with a, slight cold and is expected to be at the track again in a few days.

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