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The greafesf running meeting ever held
In the West, outside of Sen Francisco, is
to take place in Los Angeles during La
Fiesta week. The meeting is sanctioned
by the Sixth Distrii I Association which has
fetained the right tfl appoint the judges
so as insure honest sport. Ten thousand
ftlollar- will he given away in stakes and
purses during the seven days' racing. The
Make! are the mrwl liberal ever offered the
liorsejneh of Ibe state, the conditions
liring especially framed lo give the poor
horse owner an equal chance with the
millionaire owner. The Agricultural Park
track will be prepared for running races,
which' means that there will be a general
smashing of records, as Ihe Los Angeles
course is known to be one of the fastest
in the country, and the rich stakes are
ifiire rb attract a superior class of horses.
H. D. Brown lias been secured to act. as
starter. He bus bad wonderful success
with the flag, and good and quick starts
ran confidently he expected. Ben Benja
min has been retained to act as secretary.
He, will do all tho handicaping, conse
quently all horsemen can rely upon a fair
adjustment of weights. The programme,
except the stake events, will be all over
weight races that arc so popular with
The following are the stake events an
nounced :
smturdav, April 18, The Newton hand
icap. Value $1,000. A handicap sweop
stakei for .'i yejar-olds and upwards; $15
each, frith $20 additional from starters.
The asSw'.iatioitjto guarantee the value of
the st ita' to be $1. of which $2011 to the
tecono aaid $1"" tp flic third horse. Weights
•announce*! AprfTstli. Declarations 4 p.m.
(day preceding. Winner of a race after an
.no'uncemeiit of weights to carry three
'pounde penalty. One mile.
The Los Angeles futurity—A sweep
stakes for two-year-olds: $20 each, $.'> for
feit; tBOO added, of which $100 to second
and $50 to third horse. Winners of a race
to carry live pounds: of two or more races,
seven pounds extra. Starters beaten once,
allowed three pounds; twice, live pounds;
three or more times, ten pounds. Half a
Monday, April 16.—The Hoffman Cafe
Stakes—A handicap sweepstakes for all
ages; $lo each, with $15 additional tor
starters. The association to guarantee
the value of the stake to be $700, of which
$160 to the second and $"i 0 to the third
horse. Weights to be announced second
day before the race. Declaration I p.m.
of the day preceding the race. Five fur
Tuesday. April Hi. —La Fiesta Derby—
A sweepstakes for 3-year-olds: $30 each,
forfeit; $699 added, of which $109 to
second and $.vi to third horse. Ten pounds
below the scale. Winners of races since
October 27, IXO4. aggregating $1,000 in
value, to carry 10 pounds; of $2,000 or
more, 12 pounds extra. Beaten maidens
allowed 10 pounds. One mile and seventy
Wednesday. April 17th, the Fire Chief's
stake. A swoepstatee for three-year-olds
and upwards, $20 each, $5 forfeit; $.">ikj
added, of which $100 to secom' and $."vi to
third horse. Winner of a race of tlie
value of $3000 or two or more of $1000
each to carry eight pounds (K'nalty. of
one race of $iu:m or two of $500 each tour
pounds penalty. Non-winners iv 1894
and 1885 of races aggregating iv value
$1500 allowed seyen pounds, of $1000 ten
pounds, of |70Q fifteen pounds. Beaten
maidens allowed ten pounds additional.
Six furlongs,
rhur.-duy, April Irtth, the Speculation
handicap. A handicap sweepstakes for
two-vear-obls, *2U each, $.") forfeit, $:iou
added, of which $100 to second and $">u to
the third horse. Weights to be announced
day before the nice. Declarations Ip, m.
day preceding race. Four and a ball fur
Saturday, April 30th, the Citrus Bell
handicap,, - A handicap sweepstakes for
t href-vear-otds and upwards of •'fill each,
$.1 forfeit ; $000 added, oNwhicb iM l * l to the
si i niid and $50to the third horse Weights
to be annoiirrced the second day before
the race. Declarations 1 p, in. the day
preceding the race. One and one-eighth
x Kntries for all Ibe;Above events are to
close on March 23d.
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it s just between buy and grass ill the
sponlnfe world now, and there is a great
lull. ,Ttio Jiromisod held day in which the
t'ollegr In i.i s the Uhletic Club boys, the
Tumors and the V. M. C. A. athletes
wore to participate has not been definitely
announced, and it requires something to
Wake the I ports up again.
The whfelmen arc training right along
but more for the sake of "keeping in"
than because there is much of anything
in sight ior any other than those who are
going K:t-t for the season.
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Decoration Day is going to have some
thing for the local racers anyway. The
Los Angeles Wheelmen, under the direc
tion of 11. c. Ford Smith, will give a race
meet at the fjos Angeles Athletic Club
PaTiC on that day. As large a prize list as
ever given given ou thu Coast for a single
day's racing will be hung up, and all the
prominent riders of both classes oil the
Coast will be here and several prominent
Eastern riders of Class B.
Emil UibeiclH made some great records
et San Francisco on the last night of the
greaVfuili/ftr 'meet. He went twenty-live
miles and lowered the records ill the fol
lowing manner:
Ulbrlcht. Previous,
- miles 4:14 :i-5 4 :41 1-5
.« miles ... ' 7:a 7:>B
•"> mile- 18:02 2-5 12:17 3-5
lo miles 84:161-0 25:20
2"» miles l:OS:17 3-8 1:08:00 1-8
ihe c. . C, of Pasadena has moved
Intejitfi vv til* house. It is being fitted
lip very i . and is a home to be proud
of. Al tin i.isl regular business mooting
ni the ciiiii E. It. Braley was elected vice
president in place of Curl Harvey, re
signed. A number of new members were
Voted in. It was decided to give a road
lace on Monday, April Ist, from Pasadena
to Monrovia atul return, a distance of
iwenty-two miles.
The L»- Angeles Athletic Club is en
deavoring to secure an extension of the
lease rtti Athletic l\irl;. II successful in
/.•curing The ground, the wheelmen will
in..1.1 a modern, up-to-date track.
M-cy Sergeant Hopkins is to publish a
ryeling journal solely in the interest of
•.omen and to oppose the rational costume
end tlie diamond frame. Los Angeles has
one lady at las.t who is brave enough to
appear awheel on the Streets clad in
I knickerbockers.
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Somcthiug about a well-known rider
who will be in tbi.s city In a few days
will not be uninteresting at tbis time.
M. r. Pi in berger, Jr.. is a native of
Buffalo, N. V., where his early life was
spent and where he was studying law up
to the time be adopted racing. Dirnberger,
or "Mike," as he is generally known, is
young and ambitious, and has served iv
"many capacities requiring keen percen
t ion." lie was connected with the Gom ullv
!.v Jeffery Manufacturing Company In '98,
; and bad a very responsible liosition with
1 them and under his careful guidance the
. (i. & .1. racing colon lor '99 were para-
I mount. It was in this year that Dirn
i berger rode a full mile on a horse track in
I 1 :."ii. 11l '04 Dirnberger took charge of
the Sterling racing team and was pre
i pared to rank witb the leaders, but while
i training out on the coast be was stricken
! with a severe attack of malarial fever
I which ruined bis chance* for the year.
This attack clung lo bim Until late in the
I fall of '94, and be was unable to ride at
| all. He lost liftv pounds of solid meat
during tbis sickness, und his friends gave
him up tor good, but during the late fall
und winter be shook off this terrible dis
ease and has fully recovered and weighs
17.) pounds, and will race in '!•."> at 170
Dirnberger will make the effort of bis
life this year and will endeavor t<i Obtain
all the world's records, and there are
many who think be will succeed. Dirn
liergor is a very ■'beady rider as well us
fast, and probably excels In this respect
any man on the truck today. He is
Possessed of a very even ami sunny dis
position and is a general favorite. He
will probably train at XI Paso and Louis
ville, and will ride for the A. Jf. Shap
leigh Hardware Company of St. Louis
and manage their racing team, all of
whom will be mounted ou the celebrated
''Syracuse crimson rim" wheels. This
team will use 28 wheels. 16 to 17 pounds
weight, geared to 7.'.
Zimmerman will sail for Australia next
August to participate in the great races to
be held there. Wheeler and Banker are
soon to return to Europe and'will join
| Zimmerman in Australia later <tii.
| The membership of the League of
American Wheelmen lias fallen off nearly
10,000 members during the last year, ami
tbe officials and others who have the wel
fare of the organization at heart' are be
ginning to find a means to stop tlie slide.
The world of bicycling is at present
very much interested in the proposed
i European tour of the Century Wheelmen.
! Philadelphia's crack bicycle club. It has
| been decided that the "run" will be
' started ou Saturday, July 0, leaving this
city by the steamship Southwark for
Queenstown, li is expected that at least
twenty members of the club will form the
party, nearly that number having already
joined the "European club."
Persons Interested in bicycle racing arc
peculating as to where the one-mile
record will be placed this year. With de
creased weight in machines, better tires,
improved methods of pace-making by men
specially trained for the work on tandems
and triplets, special standing prizes of
fered by manufacturers for broken records,
and more attention to training methods
by the men themselves, some well-posted
riders predict, that the figures will be close
to 1:80 by fall. It is but three years ago
that the figures stood 2:21.
The Saiita Anita string leaves for Brook
lyn on March loth. Key el Santa Anita
and Sister Mary start in the Brooklyn
handicap tbere.
The first lot of fourteen will be sent to
Brooklyn in charge of Trainer William
Brein, who will race them through New
York State, at Little Itock, Ark., and
: Memphis, when be will be met at Chicago
by Mr. Buchanuan,who will take the second
carload in April. This is the best lot of
horses that have been at Santa Anita
.since 18H7, win n Mr. Baldwin bad Lucky
8., Volante, Silver Cloud, Miss Ford Los
Angeles, Bniperoi of Norfolk, Colicntc
and Grlsette, tbe lot of the stable.
Following are the names and records of
the botses in the Santa An ita stables:
Santiago, winner of the Sheridan-
Drextel and Tilborn stakes and second in
the American Derby.
Happy Day is also a stake winner at
San Francieco,
Salonica, winner of the Lake View
Sister Mary holds the Pacific Coast re
cord, one and one-Sixteenth miles in 1:17.
and ran one mile in 1:39 1-4 at Harlem,
Key Del Carridcs won the IMgewuter
handicap at Latoiiia, was only beaten a
nose by Li.-sak in the $16,000 World's
Fair stakes, and ran three-quarters of a
mile at San Fra noisco in 1:11 L-L
I'hiiomona is a half-sister to the great
Domino, who started throe times last
year, won two, got left at the poet the third
time, and ran up second live-eighths of v
mile in I iOl.
XI Dorado is the juniper; be won two
races at San Francisco and took first, prize
al ihe horse show.
El Capital a has never fuced the Hag,
I but has been reserved for Ihe Chicago
Derby and has a fair show of winning.
La Fiesta was the best two-year-old iv
the stable last year and has seven winning
races to her credit.
The rest, ot the stable is as follows:
Lady Diamond, live-eighths of a mile iv
IHXtj Carraces, tour-year-old; Chiquita,
three-year-old; Santa ('run, three-year
old: ileo. Morgeu, three-year-old.
Following is list of two-year olds:
sikk. dam
I c .nun Cuban Queen
! Verano llerni'jsa
Ainu o Santa Marguerite
! Hook leniiie li
Hook Santa Anita
i.ii eerorof Norfolk Santa Anita Belle
Emperor of Norfolk Alaliu
Hook Sister Ann
uano Dollle 1,
Amlgo. Belinda
Hook Ophir
i.nipeior of Norfolk Vtenle
Hook Jennie i>
Emperor Of Norfolk Atlanta
J. H. Kenton Lizzie B
Kniperorof Noriolk Geneva
Hook Miss Koril
The best pf tho lot is the Verona Her
mosa and the Alaho flllyi she being a half
sister to the noted Bey 61 Santa Anita.
Key el Santa Anita's winnings
amounted to over $40,000 last year, he
winning the rich American Derby, worth
119,800 to the winner, the Sheridan stakes
worth $!HKIO, the Merchants' stakes, the
Latoiiia spring prize, the Latoiiia autumn
prize, ana wus third in the rich Realisa
tion stakes.
At the stud you can SOC Emperor of Nor
folk, Imp. Chesterfield, Gano, Verano,
Atnigo, Colonel Miller, the famous mare
Los Angeles, Miss Ford, Clara 1), Alaho
and ninety other bead in charge of Mr.
Frank Woods.
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"Great bargains as racehorses stud tbe
history of the turf to dazzle like gems,"
says Racing Form 'fenny, now one of
Rancho del Paso's great stallions, was
bought as a yearling for $210. and earned
190,870; Tyrant, at the same place sold for
$300 and earned $14,266; King Fox. bred
there, sold (or *170 and earned $17,048; K.
Corrigan's Huron, now at Bay District
and likolv soon to be seen, sold for $400
and has earned $17,000; Leonawell, full
brother io Leonville, sold for $H7."> and
earned $85,200; Kentucky Stable's Lissak
sold for $700 and has earned $23 594; Sen
ator Irbj sold originally for $525 and earn
ed $18..it'i7 before Mr. Corrigan purchased
him for $7000, and Armitagc sold for 1800
and earned $18. mo. •
Hal Diilard. 2:04 :i-4, is a relative of
Hal Pointer. 2:iU 1-2, a very suspicious
personage for the free-for-alls of lew. This
pacing stallion bas a world of speed, and
notwithstanding that he has been used
very extensively ill ihe stud, ho bas put
in a big lot of heats In 2:10 or better won
a majority of his races and is still looking
for mors worlds to conquer.
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The following, from the Horseman,
will be of interest to local horsemen, be
cause it deals with horses wbo bave for
the most part been seen on the local track
quite recently. It is a list of all trotters
who have made the mile in 2:10 or bettor:
Alix, the queen, beads the list, having,
during tbe last two seasons, trotted liven
ty-eight heats In 2:10 or bettor, fourteen
of whioh were trotted in races, and the
same number against time. La.-t season
she trotted twenty-four heats in 2:10 or
better, thirteen being time performances
and eleven were made in races.
Directum, tho kiug, ranks next, with
twenty-one boats in 2:10 or better to his
credit. Thirteen were made in races and
eight were time performances, Last sea
son be trotted but six heats in 2:10 or
Nancy Hunks, the former queen, comes
third in the list, with eighteen heats to
her credit, all of which were made in ex
hibitions and dashes against the watch.
That she could have taken a race record
very close to her time performance is be
yond doubt.
AzOte falls into fourth place with ten
heats in 2:10 or better. All were made in
races, and all trotted last seuson.
Fantasy, the champion 3-year-old trot
ter, and' the queen of the 4 year-old trot
ters, stands fifth in rank, having eight
heats iv 2:10 to her creait, seven of which
were made last season in exhibitions and
trips against time. The only heat in a
race to her credit was made as a 3-year
old in 1893, which stands today as the
champion 8-year-old performance.
Erratic Ryland T. comes next, with six
beats to his credit, all of which were made
last .season in races.
Stamboul's six heats in 2:10 or better
were all time performances, and as they
were irregular under the conditions made
were rejected, as was also the perform
ance of Guy's; mile in 2:00 5-4. Both are
still outside the extreme list.
Alix stands in first place as regards the
number of miles trotted in 2:10 or better
in races, but Directum is a close second,
and lacks but one heat in tying her rec
ord; both have the same race records and
both were made in the third heat. Alix
leads in the number of miles trotted in
2:10 or better in races during one season,
and Directum and Azote arc a tie for sec
ond place, each having ten heats to his
credit. i
Fred Bogan, who was matched to fight
Frasier before the Athletic Club on March
6th, writes the following letter to the
sporting editor of The Herald, dated at
the Hotel De Lyons, March Ist :
Sporting Editor of The Herald: —I am
.still out here training for my match with
.lack Frasier. I went iv to sec F'rasier's
hacker last night and he told me that he
would have new articles of agreement for
me to sign, the contest to take place two
weeks from signing. It is to be a finish
for $500 a side and a purse of $600. He
also told me that there is to be another
club in Los Angeles, and that the public
of Los Angeles would sec good contests
for good-sized purses. If this is a fact it
will be a good move for this city.
T. W. Lyons has an unknown out here
whom be is willing to hack for from $500
to $1000. He is a tine, big-looking colored
boy only is years old, weighs 175 pounds
and is 5 feet" 10 inches.
He is a good, clever fellow; I box with
him every day. Ho is to be tried out
with a big negro Sunday afternoon. If
any heavy-weight wants to make a match
he can find man and money at any time
at the Hotel De Lyons, Mission Road.
Fred Bogan.
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There is another hitch in the Corbett-
Fitzsimmons tight arrangements. Fitz
simmons is in a bad way financially and
has not been able to raise bis third in
stallment of $2600 for the big stake, which
was due on Friday. Fortunately for him
Philip J. Dwyer, the financial stakeholder,
is iv Florida, and this fact will give him
some additional time in which to hunt up
backing. He hustled about New York the
greater part of last week trying to get
former friends lo put up the necessary
amount, but without success. Fitz is such
a bard man to manage that they all fight
shy of having business dealings with him,
He has already had two managers during
the past year his brother-in-law, Martin
Julian, and Captain Glori—and Split with
both ol them. However, failure to put up
this third installment of the stake will
hardly prevent a meeting in the ring, for
Corbett lias declared that he would tight
the lanky antipodean for satisfaction and
a hum Ilar-button, if there is nothing
else in sight to fight for.
A critic of Cliiiney, 111., with au unlim
ited vocabulary, Writes as follows ot Fitz
-itutillpus' recent appearance in that city:
"Professor Robert de Fit/. Simmons, tlie
eminent lin virtuoso, appeared to a big
audience al Iho Umpire last night. 'The
professor has ears like wings on Rubens'
cherubs. If looks as if it would be an
easy task for Professor Corbett. to take bis
ears in baud and hold bim against the
wall while he hammers his face till it
looks like au autopsy. He has joints like
a stovepipe aud arms like dray slakes. Ho
Wears at Iho south end of each arm a
hand which resembles a porterhouse roast
in area and form. He would never do to
pose as a physical model before the
academy—he looks as if he slept iv a fold
ing lied."
George I. Green, better known as
"Young Corbett," arrived iv tbe city
yesterday morning from San Francisco.
He will remain here a few weeks prior to
going East to join the Corbett Company.
Corbett lias always manifested the keen
est Interest in his protege, and iv his re
cent interview on the merits of the differ
ent lighters of the day stated that his
namesake was the most scientific man of
his class in the world.
11l speaking of the proposed contest be
tween himself and Hilly Gallagher of this
city, Green said that the whole matter
was in the hands of bis manager and any
arrangements which he might make would
be satisfactory to him so long as he can
reach New York before the 15th of April.
It is generally conceded hy those who
know the qualifications of both men that
in case the contest is patted off Young
Corbett will have to look well CO his luii
ruls as Gallagher is a first-class welter
weight and will make an interesting study
for the best of them. He is a clever, game
tighter and a very bard puncher.
Green has only one defeat booked
against him. He fought Paddy Smith at
Roby, Indiana, twenty-nine rounds, when
Champion Corbett who was in Green's
cornet' threw up the sponge. Green had
the Ugh! so well In his own hands at the
end of fifteen rounds that bets oi three to
one were offered on him without takers,
hut owing to his poor condition lie could
not kopj, up tho pace and lost the deci
Falkner's Famous Twenty-flve Mile Bicycle
Run Clipped
San Francisco, March 3.—The California
twenty-five mile road record was broken
at Sail taandro today by Walter F. Foster
of the Olympic Club wheelmen. He made
the distance in 1:12:55 4-5, which is U:8 1-5
below the record as made by Faulkner of
the Acme Club two years ago.
The occasion was the third annual
twcnty-livo-mile handicap road race of
the California Associated Cycling Club on
the San Loandro triangle". The course
was net in first-class condition, owing to
heavy rains, and the riders bad to con
tend With a strong north wind. A. Schwall
of the San Joso Roud Club, with an eight
minute start, finished lirst.
The race from the scratch was between
Foster and I'lbrocbt, the Bay City wheel
man, the latter setting the puce until the
final spurt. The time for the first eight
and a half miles was l»:22 27 4-6, and for
sixteen and two-third miles 0:47 5 4-5
Seconds from the scratch.
Twenty cyclists started and sixteen
finished." Foster led Ulbrceht over the
tape by 00:4 1-5.
The keatings and the Francis Wilsons
Were Winners Yesterday
The Team* Have Heen Strengthened and the
(lames Are drawing In Favor With
the Sporting Public
Two Interesting games of ball were
played at Athletic Park yesterday. The
lirst, between El Telegrafos and the Keat
ings, resulted in a victory for the Keat
ings, they putting up a pretty fielding
game and also hitting Horton hard and
Horton seemed to be somewhat off in
his pitching. The Keatings have strength
ened their team considerably. Phil Knell,
the old-time Los Angeles favorite, cov
ered the left garden for the Keatings and
covered himself with glory, making the
star play of the game. Van Horn, Early
and Wilson did the batting for the Keat
ings, and Hart did good stick work for
El Telegrafos.
The score is as follows:
A.B. R. B. B. S.B. r.O, A. E
Earley, ■■ 5 1 3 0 5 3 0
Wilson. 3b ...5 3 3 1 0 4 0
Knell, If 3 2 1 0 2 0 0
smith, rf 5 0 1 O 0 0 0
Cleveland, lb ..5 0 2 O 11 0 1
King, 2b 4 2 1 O 5 5 0
Thomas, p, 5 0 0 0 1 2 0
Tucker, cf 3 0 O o 3 0 0
Van Horn, c "4 1 3 O 2 3 2
Total 39 9 14 1 27 17 3
A.a R. B.H. S.B. P.O. A. A
Swan, If 5 0 1 0 2 0 0
Plant, si 5 O 1 O 1 1 1
Warner, 2b 4 0 2 0 3 2 1
P. I.oh man, 3b.. 4 2 0 1 0 3 0
Blanford, c 3 2 2 1 10 1 2
Youngswortn,lb3 0 1 0 5 0 2
Horton, p 4 1 O O 0 2 O
T. Lohmsn,rf....4 0 2 1 1 1 1
Hart, cf 4 2 3 O 2 O 0
Total 36 7 12 3 24 10 7
12 3 45678 9
El Telegrafos....o 3 2 10000 1-7
Keating 2 002120 2 x- 9
Earned runs—Telegrafos, 2: Keatings, 4.
Two-base hits—Wilson, King, Van Horn.
Three-base hit—Van Horn.
Double plays—Early unassisted.
Bases on balls—Off Horlon, 3; off Thomss, 4.
Hit by pitched ball—King.
Struck out—By Horton, 5; by Thomas, 1.
Wild pltches-By Horton, 1; by Thomas, 2.
Passed balls—Van Horn, 5.
Time of game—a: 10.
0 m pi re—Sprecke r.
The second game commenced at 3:30
with the Wilsons at the bat, and was a
very one-sided contest, the Boyle Heights
being unable to do anything with Tyler's
curves. On the other hand, the Francis
Wilsons hit the Boyle Heights pitchers all
over the field.
The Francis Wilsons have a very strong
team together now, and are putting up
much the best game of the teams in the
league. The Boyle Heights were Consid
erably weakened by the absence of Ward
Chapman behind the bat, although Citm
mings filled the place very creditably,
considering he has had no practice in that
position. Big Bill Tyler was at his best,
and the Boyle Heights could do nothing
with him. They made only live small
singles. Early led in hatting, making
three three-base hits and one two-base
The score follows:
A.B. R. B,H. S R. r.O. A. E
Early, SI 6 6 4 3 9 4 O
Hart, 3b 6 2 3 1 1 2 O
Eager, cf 6 2 2 1 1 0 0
Whaling, c 6 14 14 10
Tyler, p 5 10 114 0
J. Moore, If 6 2 2 1 2 O 2
Selpulveda, rf. ..6 2 2 0 3 0 0
E. Moore, 2b....5 3 2 1 4 0 1
Guerclo, lb H 4 4 1 9 0 0
Total 52 22 23 10 27 11 3
AB. B. Bit. SB. ro. A. I.
Rogers, cf 5 0 10 10 2
Sprecker, 2b 4 O O 0 3 2 1
Kutz, 11, p 4 0 1 0 8 3 0
Cummlngs, c. 4 0 1 0 6 3 1
p. Chapman, 1b.4 0 1 0 5 0 1
Barclay, ss .. 3 ll 0 O 4 2 3
Patterson, p., rf 4 0 0 0 1 1 2
Horton, 3b ... 3 0 1 1 4 1 2
Bland, If ,rf ... 3 10 0000
Total 31 1 5 1 27 12 12
12 3 486780
Francis-Wilsons.2 2 3 0 1 2 7 0 6—BB
Boyle Heights.. OOIOOOOoO— 1
Next Sunday the hardest game of the
season will be played between the Francis
Wilsons and El Telegrafos, and each
team is determined to win if possible. El
Telegrafos and Francis Wilsons are tied
for first place. The standing of the league
up to date is
I ' Pcr-
HVon lost, cent'ge
grafos 2 \ 1 | i,.i;t;
a Wilsons 2 | 1 6.0K
(eights Stars 12 1 3.3H
If* 1 ! 2 I 3.8»
La Grandee and Maier <v. Zobelcins
played an interesting game of ball at the
First sheet grounds yesterday, the latter
winning by a score of 7 to r>. "It took ten
innings to decide the game. The features
of the game were the hatting work of
Walters and Brown of the Maier <fc Zobe
leins, and of Mondo ami Henry of La
Grandee. The home run of Colau brought
in four runs, the batting of F. Murray,
Carmona, Friel B. Murray, Hartford and
Liinnsden, ami tlie lidding of F. Murray,
B. Murray, Blown Carmona and Gray
was good work. The double play of Colan
was the best seen on the grounds for
many days,
I 2 :i 4 :> 6 7 9 910
M. & Z 0 0 1 0 4 O 1 0 0 I—7
La Grande... 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 o—o
Base bits—M. & Z.s 8, La Grande 4.
Strike outs—Walters 10. ilendo 7.
Passed balls—Henry 2, Brown 1.
Errors—M. ft Z.s B, La Grande 0.
Time of game. 1 hour and :»5 minutes.
Imp re—Aschner.
Scorer —Bailey. .
Tbe Los Angeles High School Baseball
Club defeated the Woodbury Business Col
lege nine on Saturday, by a score of 14
to 5. The features of the game were the
superb batting work of Tibbetts and
Strohn and tbat of John Glass on second
base. This leaves one game to the credit
of each club, and the tie will be decided
next Saturday, at Washington Gardens, at
'2 p. m.
Glimpse at Southern California
Breeding Farms
Mr. Baldwin's Preparations for the
Eastern Campaign
Some Reasons Why Our nild Climate li a
Factor In Producing the Best
Exclusive of the value of the land de
voted to their production, the county of
I-os Angeles haa over $300,000 invested in
the production and development of
thoroughbred horses, tn 1803 there wus
only one thoroughbred stallion in the
state, a horse brought here from Austra
lia, named Chloroform. He was by an
English stallion culled Aether, that ran v
dead heat for tho (irand Duke Michael
stakes at Newmarket in 1839 with Euclid,
who also ran a dead heat for tho St. Lcger
of that same year with Charles XII.,
owned by Major Yarbrough of the Horse
Guards. Chloroform figures in the pedi
grees of some fast, trotters iv this state
and was known to the early settlers as
"Poche Buyo" from having his tail
banged in the English fashion.
Only six states of the Union produce
any thoroughbred horses worthy of men
tion—California, Kentucky, Tennessee,
Virginia, New York and New Jersey.
From the early settlement of the colonies
Virginia led up to about 1828, when New
York and New Jersey began to rival her;
and, about 1839, Kentucky began to come
to the front and has ever since main
tained the supremacy. But when we
take into consideration the fact tbat four
counties of that state—Fayette, Woodford,
Scott and Bourbon—pay taxes on a
greater valuation of thoroughbred horses
than the three states of California, New-
York and Virginia combined, and that
there are five thoroughbred colts or fillies
foaled in Kentucky to one in California,
tbat supremacy ceases to be a source of
alarm. California bas been overhauling
her very fust in ten years.
And now comes the querulous reader and
asks what is a thoroughbred horse? It once
took mo forty minutes to answer tbis
question to the satisfaction of the late
Judge Samuel Dwindle and Colonel J. P.
Hoge, but I will endeavor to be more
brief in the present instance. A thor
oughbred horse is one bred from Oriental
progenitors on either side, the founda
tion being imported into England during
the reign of the Stuarts, either from
Arabia, Turkey, Barbury or Persia. The
most noted of these are the Godolphin
Arabian, w horn the benevolent Earl of
Godolphin rescued front a brutal master
in the streets of Paris: the Darley Ara
bian, imported by Mr. Darley of York
shire in 17IKJ; and the Byerly Turk, who
was Captain Byerly's charger in the wars
in Ireland in 1689. The male lines of all
the other Oriental horses are now ex
tinct. Statistics go to prove thai
there were in all 162 stallions im
ported into England, lirst and last, of
which there were 87 Arabians, 41 Barbs,
30 Turks and 4 Persians. Charles II im
proved upon the work of Charles I and
Queen Anne by importing a large num
ber of mures from Arabia and Morocco,
which are for that reason known as "Roy
al mares." Therefore be it known that
every thoroughbred racehorse in the
world traces to one ot three stallions in
his or her male line: Eclipse, who repre
sents the male lineof the Darley Arabian;
Herod, representing the male line of the
Byerly Turk ; and Matchem, that of the
Godolphin Arabian. The blood of the
latter carries the most bone and substance
of any, but is rarely metwith.no living
horse having over 8 per cent of his blood.
I subjected the pedigree of Eclipse to a
severe scrutiny one day last week and
found that though he came from the
Darley Arabian's male line he has 17 per
cent of Godolphin blood, as against 8 1-2
of Darley, his lineal ancestor.
Matchem was tho elder of the three, hav
ing been foaled in 1748. He won all but
two of his seventeen races, mostly at
heats of three and four miles. He lived
to a great age and got 354 winners, whose
united winnings were a trifle over 102,000
pounds. Herod was bred by the Duke
of Cumberland iv 1758 and sold as a year
ling to Sir John Moore the hero of
Corunna. He won about HO per cent of
his races and on his retirement to the
stud got 407 winners of the great sum of
208,180 pounds. Eclipse was the youngest
of the world famous trio, and was also
bred by tbe Duke of Cumberland. At his
douth tbo famous chestnut colt became
tbe property of the famous gambler,
O'Kellv, winning twenty-one consecutive
races, including eleven King's Plates at
three and four miles, without a single de
feat. O'Kelly bet 1000 pounds tbat he
would "place* the horses' in one of these
races, and, on the acceptance of his
wager, said: "Eclipse first -the rest no
where." Eclipse went on and distanced
his tield in the first, heat, so O'Kelly won
his wager.
In the iirst generation the Herods made
by far the best showing of winners, as
already above given, but the superiority
of the Ulale line of Eclipse became ap
parent after'the third gcuoiation. It is
true that'he' was the younger horse of the
great trio and got many of his best win
ners from mares of tbe Herod blood,
whose dams, in turn, were by Matchem,
But the mule descendants of Herod did
not do as well 00 the Eclipse marcs.
Herod got Highflyer, whose progeny won
the Derby three times, the Oaks and the
St. Leger three times. Highflyer got. Sir
Peter, whoso, get won four Derhys, two
Oaks and four St. Legers. After tbat gen
eration the buttle wavered and the Herod
male line has been dropping ulowly be
hind that of Eclipse, while tne Matchem
male line is so far in the rear tbat it is
now only deemed valuable ua an oiitcross,
iv addition to being the best line for
Since 1860 the Eclipse line lias won the
Two Thousand Guineas 20 times; the One
Thousand for , fillies only, 35 times; the
Derby, 82: the Oaks, for Allies only, .'l2
and the St. Leger, HO times. All these
races are for three-year-olds and the only
two great ones of "t he Matchem line that
have shown up in all that long period of
45 years, are West Australian in 1868
and Black Bonny in 1857. The West was
tho lirst horse that over won the Derby,
Two Thousand and St. Leger, ull throe.
It has since been done six times. And
having now explained the relation of the
three great cardinal lilies to one another
and told the reader what is a thorough
bred horse, I will proceed to give the
distribution of those three families since
the settlement of the state.
Belmont Wildldle
ITNena Sahib Hercules Leinster
I.odl .lack Hawkins Jo i Daniels
Cosmo Bulwer Rutherford
Lawyer. The Norfolk JDarebin
jcyrua' Newrv Cyclone
Hid tSir Madrid
Three Cheers | Cheviot
St. Paul Monday .„ .„
AChestcrfield Hock Hocking [It will thcre
&Loyalist Foster fore be see a
ftclieveden George Wilkes thai, while He
Brighton Luther rod and liciipse
GMerriwa JBuwarrow horses brought
STrado Wind (Plenty into this state
tWater Cress $The Hojk were nearly
jGolden (iartertldalima equal in num-
IMaasetlam [Mariner bors. those of
ItDuneombe Grinistead Matchem 8 line
jMarteuhurst IConveth are but 0 in
(Maxim Woolburn number.
iKyrleDaly Ashland Is the propor
jPrestonpans BillyCheath'm tion to be found
Young Eclipse Volsclan generally 1 *
WelUwood Rifleman England, but
Warntok Criohton In tba Auatral-
Milner Longßeld ailan colonies
Hyder All Le it fug tore tbo proportion
.lackson Winnebago ol Matohem
tormonde Red Boy blood It larger].
«Hrcil in Australia I Bred In New Zealand.
! Bred in England. IT Bred In Ireland.
California has alwaye had good horses,
hut, like all the rest of Anieirca, she
stuck to the mule line of Herod too long
for her good. Indeed, of the six Matchem
horses given above, Durehrin is the only
one tbat does not show over 50 per cent
of Herod blood. Ibn-chin, on the other
hand, though bred from the male line
of Matchem, shows S3 3-4 per cent of
Kclipse blood, an did also the tamnus Irish
stallion, Baroaldlne, who died a year or
two ago. So that we have been getting
On very slowly in the introduction of
Kclipse' blood into this state; but we are
doing well enough now.
Kor years and years tlie crack gallopers
of the far West, came from north of the
Han Joaquin, It was not until 1875 that
the tide took a turn to the opposite di
rection. K. J. Baldwin of Santu Anita *
was at the Saratoga races, and through
the advice of J. K. Brewster, now dead,
ho purchased the four-year-olds, Grims
tead by Gilroy. a son of Lexington, and
Rutherford, a son of Imp. Australian, son
of the triple crown winner of 1863 in
Knglund. He bought these for racing
solely, nnd had no idea of becoming a
great breeder ut that time. In 1870 Grim
steud's forelegs gave way and Rutheford
broke down in the year that followed.
The latter horse is dead, but old Grim
steud, now 24 years old, wholly impotent
since 1880, mopes around a sunlit paddock
at Santa Anita.
In 1577 Mr. Baldwin began to realize
that these two stallions might be made
available for breeding purposes, and
there could be no better breeding place
than Santa Anita. He accordingly com
missioned Lewis R. Martin, who died
about a year ago, to go to Kentucky and
buy him ten mares. At that time tho get
of the English horse Glcnelg had done
little or nothing,ami despite tlie fact that
his progeny all hud the most superb legs
und feet, Air. Martin got live Glcnelg
mures for $:«XKI. He bought three by Vir
gil, since famous as the sire of Tremont
and llindoo.aud one each by Leamington,
Monarchist and War Dance.
This was the nucleus of the Santa Anita
stud farm, which has now .'III horses of
varous ages in training at the private
track on the farm ;24 yearling tillies run
ning in a rich pasture near the railway
station; 6 stallions in the barn ut head
quarters; 17 yearling colts in a paddock by
themselves; 13geldings and fillies thrown
out of training, und 113 brood mares,a few
of which aro tlie original matrons of the
farm. In all the value of the thorough
bred stock at Santa Anita cannot be tar
from $22.">,000. Mr. Baldwin has won the
American Derby at Chicago four times,
was twice second and once third. He
won the rich Drexel stakes worth $$.'1,500
three times and was twice second. The
Sheiidan stakes, another stake worth over
$5000, he won twice, was once second
and twice third.
The great rancho Del Paso near Sacra
mcato, owned by J. B. Haggin, has 20
stallions and over 280 mares, being the
largest estabishment of its kind in the
world. As yet not one horse bred on that
farm has ever run first, second or third in
any of the three events just mentioned.
Mr. Baldwin's great premier stallion is
the Emperor of Norfolk, who carried off
first prize at tho Horso Show iv San
Francisco in Junuury last. At three years
old the Emperor did what no other colt,
ever did betore, or since. He carried off
the Derby, the Sheridan and the Drexel
stakes at Chicago, all at one meeting. Ho
is just sixteen hands high and looks the
monarch his name implies. Next to
him come two sons of old Grimstead,
l ulled Gano and Verano. The former is
51 years old and won the Kclipse stukes
at Baltimore in 1882. Verano is 18 and
won the Hyde Park Stakes worth $000 in
1884. Both these horses are tried sires,
Gano being represented by Pescador and
Gladiola, while Verano is the sire of the
flying filly Venus, recently a winner at
Sim Francisco..
The other sttdlions on the farm are at.
Australian horse called Chesterfield, 20
years old, by the Marquis, who won the
St. Leger of 18H2; Amigo.a chestnut, X
years, by Prince Charlie, who won the
TWO Thousand Guineas and got the great
Salvator and Hookford, a three-year-old
by imported The Hook, out of the fam
ous Miss Ford, who should have won the
American Derby in 1880. This colt is the
only stallion in America bred from the
male line of the famous cup horse Fisher
mun, who won sixty-three races in 13
Owing to the mild winters of California,
our breeders can do a great many things
here that could not be with safety
essayed at the far East. One of these
things is early foaling. I'nder racing
law a horse takes his age from January;
that is, a colt foaled on any day in 1804
was a year old on January Ist, 18115. Just
see then what an advantage it gives breed
ers to nave their foals come in January
here, whereas the foalings in New Jersey
and Virginia are never earlier than Aprii
and then only a few. You come to run
in a two-year-old race in July and the
California colt has from three to four
months the age over tbe New Jersey colt,
and should be better able to carry hir
weight in a race where all bear equal bur
dens. The following list shows what mares
had foaled up to February 27th in this
year, together with the breeding of their
sires and dams:
Miss Baldwin by Gano—Electric by
Monday. Has eh. f. by Emperor of Nor
folk. Foled January loth and died Janu
ary 14th.
Miss Ford by Enquirer—Bribery by Bon
nie Scotland. Finis to Emperor of Nor
folk January lHtb. Both since dead.
Belinda by Belmont-- Lady Bpring.
Brown colt by Amigo, January 17th.
Los Angeles by Imp. Glennlg-La Polka
by Lexington, cb. f. by Emperor of Nor
folk, January 17th.
Cuban Queen by Strathmore—Haiwasse,
eh. o, by Amigo, January 25th.
Rosebud by Grimstead—Clara D. by
Glenclg, eh. f. by Amigo, January 25th.
Santa Anita Belle by Grimsetad—Santa
Anita by Virgil, b. f. by Emperor of Nor
fvlk, January 2iith.
" l,oola Lelaps, h. c. by imp. Cheveden
(bred in Australia) January 2llth.
Jennie D. by Glenelg -Begone by Lex
ington, b. c. Emperor of Norfolk, Janu
ary 39th.
Saint Cecilia by Grimstead—Sister Anne
by Virgil, eh. c, January 30th.
Indianola by Grimstead—Hermosa by
Lexington, eh. c. by Emperor of Norfolk,
FVbruary 2d.
Famosa by Rutherford—Marie Stuart
by Grimstead,Johi c., imp. Corweth, Feb
ruary 7th.
Esniritu Santo by Gano; Jane B. by
Glcnelg, oh., by Emperor of Norfolk, Feb
ruary 12th; died February 18th.
«. Rutherford; Clara D by Glen
elg, eh. c, by Gano, February 19th
This is one great secret of California's
success as a horse-breeding state. Her
mild winters not only admit of early foal
ings, but also assist development during
the winters that follow. In the Atlantic
seaboard states, at least as far south as
Georgia, the winters are so cold that a
colt's growth and muscular development
is entirely suspended between December
and the middle of April. Here he grows
all through the winter months. There
he has to be fed eight or ten quarts of
oats v day and a ton of hay per month.
Here he gets four quarts of grain in the
morning and is turned out into a pasture
all day. At night he is housed and
given what hay he can cat. Here he is
not only larger and better kept than his
Eastern relatives, but his outdoor exer
cise in the daytime goes far toward hard
ening his fiber and intensifying his mus
cular development. The stallions and
brood mares at Santa Anita are under
supervision of B. F. Woods, who has
filled that position for six years. The
race horses are being trained by "Coun
sellor" William Brien, with George R.
Buchanan us his assistant.
There was a pleasant drive through
long lanes fringed with evergreen pepper
trees for about four miles, till we came to
"Oneonta Farm," owned by S. G. Reed
Ol Pasadena. This gentleman amassed
two fortunes in Oregon, one in the steam
boat business and one ill quartz mining; .

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