Speedy Santa Anita Time: Chapultepec Defeats Meelick and Ties Five and a Half Furlongs Record, Daily Racing Form, 1908-12-27


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SPEEDY SANTA ANITA TIME. CHAPULTEPEC DEFEATS MEELICK AND TIES FIVE AND A HALF FURLONGS RECORD. Animus Sets a New Track Record at a Milo and Thrco-Sixtecnths Centro Shot Bleeds in Her Race. Los Angeles. Cal., December 26. Woodcraft took the Citrus Belt Handicap today rather handily at the end of a great stretch run. overhauling and passing Tony Bonero In the closing strides. Centre Shot, the 6 to 5 favorite, bled just before entering the stretch. She was racing in a prominent position, at the time. Woodcraft gave his backers considerable of a scare for a spell when he appeared to be out of any chance on the backstretch, but he moved up fast when turning for home and. responding with n rush to keen urging, came through fast in the final eighth, winning drawing clear. Ethel Day might have been a dangerous factor in the race, but propped when the barrier went up and had to overcome too much of a handicap in the early stages of the race. Chapultepec liad the third race all to himself, this owing to the fact that Meelick acted ugly at the post, breaking flat-footed and being far out of the running by the time the first eighth liad been covered. Chapultepec. although it was his first start here, was ready and. showing dazzling speed throughout, always held his opponents safe. The time for the five and a half furlongs was 1:05. which equals the track record. Animus, showing high speed throughout, bad Utile trouble disposing of good opponents in the fifth race, at one and threersixteenths miles. He won much as his rider pleased, covering the distance in 1:5$. which clipped itwo-llfths of a second from the track record. Jockey Kennedy, on Mollie Montrose in the last race, was fined 00 for cutting across in front with her soon after the start. The filly ran away a quarter of a mile on her way to the post, hut this did not appear to affect her much, for she won in a hard drive from Escalante. Today was draw-In day, thirty-one books answer ing roll call. Among the new bookmakers was Sam Wolfson. a well-known Chicago penciler. Henry Stickler of Chieago nrrived here yesterday.

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