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PART 111 CARMAN VICTORIES PROVIDE FEATURES OF I NA UGURAL DAY OWNER WINS FOUR EVENTS ON CARD I Ten Thousand Turfites Gather to Usher in New Course at Santa Anita and to Beat the Books in Struggle for Coin — Marc Antony II Wins Feature J. G. GRIFFIN M" 'R. R. F. CARMAN opened Santa Anita park most auspiciously yesterday. There were six races on the program and Mr. Carman had entries in five of them. Result : The Inaugural cup, all the coin that went to the winner of the Pomona handicap and first money in two lesser events added to the already healthy looking Carman bank roll. Just how the New Yorker missed one purse out of the five he tried fa : is hard to determine, but the other horsemen at the new course found some consolation in the fact that he did. In spite of — or, perhaps, in line with — the Carman prominence and that of his jockey, Guy Burns, many features developed to make Opening day a thing to be remembered. Ten thousand turfites and more braved the threatening weather and took the long ride to Santa Anita, and that they were rewarded for their daring is a certainty. The clouds held off and only a few ten-tative drops came down to alarm those who paraded in best bib and tucker, packing stands, betting ring and ground in jostling holiday good nature. The crowds, fearful of ¦ missing something, left town for the course early, and long before the bugle's note rang out to call the horses to the post for the Inaugural cup the betting ring was a mass of seething humanity n eager to get a wager down on one or the other of the twelve thoroughbreds with which eleven owners were striv ing for the purse. Both the Pacific Electric and Southern Pacific trains were filled to the steps and when the horses started in the first event the big grand stand was packed to its full capacity. On the ground in front, necks craned in an endeavor to catch a glimpse of the animals on their way to the starting point, clear around at the other end of the track, and a rush from paddock and betting ring proclaimed the fact that the busy bettors had made their choices and were uneasily awaiting the result. FIELD STARTS ON FIRST JOURNEY It was soon over. Starter Holtman found them aligned after a short wait at the pest and with a jerk of the string which controls the barrier the first race over Santa Anita's track was under way. The Carman colors, due to be so prominent throughout the after noon, flashed in front at the judge's stand, and in remarkable time, considering track conditions, the race was won by Magazine, little Guy Burns sitting still at the finish. Despite its distance from town and the occasional long, tedious waits while getting there, the new course will doubtless be more successful than was its predecessor, Ascot. Every feature, every part of Santa Anita, is up to date to the very last' minute, and the mile and an eighth course marks no blemish in the rare beauty of the surrounding scenery. The grand stand, paddock and other buildings, in spite of their unfinished condition, are models of their kind, and the ensemble from any point within the white posted fence pays added tribute to Contractor Allen's skill as a builder of real race tracks. ,The flash of silk, the thunder of hoofs on the hard-packed turf, softened here and there by recent showers, seemed to awaken the memories of bygone days in Lucky Baldwin. The aged rancher, prominent on the American turf in times when four-mile heats test ed to the full the power beneath shining coats and thoroughbred lineage in horses, sat in the judges' stand during the first race, and his whole being expressed the happiness that was his when the field came to the post. Although he had entered liberally in the opening day's events, Mr. Baldwin used the pencil freely and but once did he see his colors carried to the post. PUBLIC WINS IN BETTING RING Opening day brought no joy to the layers of odds, who lined up nineteen strong in the betting ring to receive the wagers thrust upon them by the speculatively inclined. Favorites in the first three races, a barrel of Carman money to back the winner of the handicap and the first horse in for the following event, and Optician in the closing number, all helped to swell the lines behind the booths and at the close of business the bookmakers found themselves shy con siderable sums. Almost every victory was a popular one with the crowd, and even the pool boys in the grand stand suffered ma terially. The depletion of the bank rolls began "in the Cup race, which opened the day's sport. Magazine, played at less than 2 to 1, had a large following from the wise brigade and despite a flurry on All Alone, went to the post carrying bundles of scrip. When the colt won by two lengths the bettors swarmed into the ring with plenty of money to back their choice in the following event. When First Peep, the public's fancy at around 2s, failed to get away from the post with the rest of her field, it looked as though the bookmakers would get back what they delivered on Magazine's victory, but the finish + Id a different tale. Jockey Archibald grad ually made up the ground lost in starting and at the end the favorite was nearly four lengths in advance of the field. The same result was recorded in the third race, when another Carman entry, Lackfobt, went on the track heavily backed and showed his class by galloping from the field. Marc Antony, again with the Carman colors, did the same in the feature, and Jockey Burns repeated in the fifth race with Prince of Castile. The sixth found Optician, played heavily, coming on at the end in plenty of time to reward his backers, "who were forced by the long lines to wait until dark to cash their tickets. I NO PRAISE FOR CAR SERVICE And after the day was done nothing but words of praise — aside from the comments o;i the car service — were heard on all sides. The beauty of the track, the class of the horses, betting facilities, ample room to sit or stand as suited the faney — everything was satisfactory and Santa Anita's first day closed in a blaze of glory, long to be re membered as a fitting baptismal for the handsomest and most per fect race track in America. Something new to local racegoers were the chutes, from which two races were started yesterday. The second event on the pro gram, at a mile, was started on a separate stretch of track which tuns into the main course at the lower turn, and the fe'aturc number, at seven furlongs, broke from another chute oa the other turn. In both cases the fields were aligned evenly and no advantage resulted from the position at the post. While the track was somewhat damp from the rains of the night before and mud spots showed here and there on both the home and back stretches, speedy performances marked the day and served as a SPORTING SECTION Los Angeles Sunday Herald. LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 8, 1907. FINISH OF THE POMONA HANDICAP AT SANTA ANITA YESTERDAY. MARC ANTONY 11, WITH JOCKEY BURNS UP, IS LEADING HIS FIELD HOME EASED UP, WITH COL. JACK SECOND, AND EARL ROGERS, THE THIRD HORSE, BEING HARD RIDDEN TO STAVE OFF EARLY TIDE —Photo by Herald Staff Photographer Thompson MARC ANTONY 11, With Jockey Burns up, winner of the Pomona Handicap at Santa Anita Park line on what can be expected when the track fully dries out. Magazine ran five furlongs in :S9 4-5, fast on any track, and nearly equaling the record at Ascot park, a -1 Marc AYitony negotiated seven furlongs in 1 :26 4-5, which is also good. A selling plater .of Prince Castile's class is going well when he com pletes the mile and an eighth journey in less than "56," but 1-5 of a second was knocked off this mark in the fifth event. ANGELS AND PICKWICKS PLAY DOUBLE-HEADER TODAY The Neptunlc drlbbllngs that manifest-, ed themselves In the heavy fog of Friday night and yesterday morning canceled the horsehidej menu at the Chutes Satur day afternooji and artificial lakes In the region of thliij base discouraged the am bitions of thfc Angels and Pickwicks to mingle. Scandal-Infested gosslpers even intimate that Hen Berry had spotted his affinity in horseflesh and wanted to at tend the Santa Anfta opening to substan tiate his psychological Intimation on the gei eral result. However, that Hogan person who Is so filled with the milk of human endurance as to be rechristened "Happy," vows that today's bill of fare at the home of the bear cages will more than make up for the delay caused by the obstinate deity who controls the Irrigation of this earthly sphere. The Joyful one an nounces a double header for this after noon, and tickets purchased for yesterday may be used as rain checks. The batteries for today are as follows: First game: Pickwicks— Walter Slagle and Jm Brandt; Angels— Mclntyre and Eager. Second game: Pickwicks— Asher and Le Brandt; Angels— Dolly Gray and Happy Hogan. Walter Slagle, who has just finished a season's twirling for the Minneapolis team, is touted as a wonder and is ex pected to give the I^os Angeles sluggers ,1 puzzling bunch of '/alls. Today's games will give the fans a line on the Pickwicks, as the San "virgo team now consists almost entirely of the cream of the Northwest league, many of the players wintering in tße bay city. SUPPORT WILL JUSTIFY CLEAN, HIGH CLASS SPORT Telegrams, letters and words of con gratulation poured in on the officials of the LO9 Angeles. Racing association yes terday, and every one was pleased with the way things turned out. From Thomas H. Williams, president of the Pacific Jockey club, came the following wire: "Wish you grand opening and hope you will have a very successful meeting," and from others cheering messages were re ceived. "This is beyond our fondest expecta tions," said George Kose, speaking for the directors of the association. "The crowd Is wonderful, and we wish to thank everybody, the press in particular. It seems that weather made no difference with the racing pii'.uc, for they are hero In a record breaking i. -ong. "We appreciate this suport, and will do our best to show It. Nothing but the highest clasa of sport that can be se cured or arranged will be offered, and we will cater only to those who desire clean racing." That no mishap occurred or complaint was made during the day, and that every thing passed off with the smoothness of a mldmeeting day, Is due to the efficiency of Seymour Buettler's Pinkerton patrol. The ring was remarkably free from touts and boosters for the books, and nothing marred the pleasure of those who at tended. The 1 arrangements were complete, and Dr. Gardner, track manager, is to be con gratulated on his capability. The card presented by Secretaries Boden and Smith and the close finishes In some of the races attest to their skill with the weights, and every one went home well pleased with the inaugural of Santa Anita park. ORBY WINS THREE RACES WORTH $35,000 FOR CROKER NEW YORK, Dec. 7.— The list of winning owners on the English turf during the season just closed shows Richard Croker in ninth place, with three wins to his credit, all made by one horse, the Derby winner, Orby. His winnings amounted to $35,085. J- Col. W. Hall Walker, M. P.. leads the list of winners, with twelve firsts, made by seven horses, the total winnings being J85.500. King Edward won five firsts, with four hfraes, and won $14,720. / SOUTH PACIFIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION LAUNCHED SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BRANCH OF A. A. U. ON TOP Only Awaits Certain Recognition by National Amateur Governing Body. All Ringere Will Be Kicked Out If the plans formulated at a meeting of representatives of the four colleges, amateur leagues and lnterscholastic sport organizations of Southern Cali fornia in the chamber of commerce this morning can be carried out the .lit ire complexion of the athletic situation In the south may .be changed for the better. The meeting for tho purpose of con sidering entry into the Amateur Ath letic Union of America for Southern California colleges and independent branches of amateur sport, was pre sided over by George W. Braden, phys ical instructor of the Pasadena Young Men's Christian association, and in cluded delegations from Occidental, U. S. C Whlttier and Pomona colleges, together with representations from the different leagues in the south. During the assembly plans were made for the formation of a branch organization of the A. A. U., to be known as the South Pacific Athletic as sociation, which will be directly af filiated with tho larger and national body of control. The leaders of the movement are confident of recognition by the A. A. U. The following representatives were present at yesterday's meeting, and all voted in favor of forming the new or ganization under the titlo of the South Pacific Athletic association: George W. Braden, Pasadena T. M. C. A.; Coach Lloyd Thompson, Whtttlor college; C. H Price, director of Los Angeles Y. M. GATHERED AND EDITED BY EXPERTS R. F. CARMAN, The millionaire owner, who won four races on yesterday's card C. A.; Coach Harvey Holmes of Uni versity of Southern California, and Student Manager Caril Hunt, Prof. Fiske of Occidental, Oswald Lousley, Los Vnteles County league; J. V. Car roll for the Citrus Belt league, in cluding the Riverside and San Bernar dino high schools, and E. J. Stuart, from the life saving corps of Venice. Matters must rest where they are until official recognition is made by the A. A. U. If the new organization goes through It will be all off with professional ath letes and ringers, and the atmosphere of Southern California's amateur ath letics will be considerably cleared. SANTA ANITA ENTRIFS I-TRST RACK— Seven furionßH, selling— . Lord Rosslngton.. 77 .. Bon Vlvant *»7 .Tans »97 .. Nelllo Racine ...,»97 .Winsome ways. ..W2 .. Gromobol 102 . Dulclnea 102 .. Pepper and 5a1t. .102 . Lucky Lad 102 .. Little Minister ...102 . Phil Igoe «97 .. Buena «97 .Dr. Crook 102 .. Illusion 103 SECOND RACE —Two-year-olds, five and a half furlongs, selline— . Tom Shaw 1071.. Patriotic 105 a Arthur Hyman ..108|.. Kidnnp s>7 . Hal 105 .. Martha Jone 105 .Catherine F *94 .. L. C. Wlldrlg *95 . KlstPf Julia *9S THIRD RACE— One mile, selling— Sharp Boy 109 .. Bellmtnco *98 . Marpessa 107 .. Morendo 107 2 First Peep *UM .. Pr. of Orange ...»98 . Baker 110 .. Ed Sheridan *104 6 Paul Clifford ....107 .. Kinsman 110 FOURTH RACE— Handicap, six furlongs— . Rifleman 120 1 Marvel P 98 . F. E. Shaw 101' 4 "Marster 113 4 Botanist 10S 1 "Sir Edward 112 . Llsaro 112| •?Walsh entry. FIFTH RACE— MiIe and an eighth, selllnc . Belasco 99 6 Court Martial ...»97 . Bogum *90.. Elie *94 2 Taby Tosa 99 .. Invlctus »3 2 Mary Candlemas. 95|.. Avontellus 102 . Corkhill 981 CJ. F. D0n0hue. ...102 SIXTH RACE-Five furlongs, selling— . Belarlus 108.. Henry Kelly 108 . Bonton 103 .. Friar of E1gin. ...105 . Vivian May 105.. Dk of Brldgew'r..lo.i .Vic. Hannom 105 .. Aromatize 105 . May Sutton 105 .. Clorlto 105 . Wise Child 108 .. Dlamonlto 105 3 Lola Cavanaugh .100 3 Ben Stone 105 . Gene Wood 106 .. Nick Stoner 108 •ApprentUo allowance. The Pessimist "The highest clouds are only ten miles from the earth's surface, and are composed of rain uti particles of ice," said tho professor. "And those ore the farthest away, are thfy?" asked Uie sour looking man. "Yes; why?" "Oh. I always thought the clouds with the sliver lining were tho farthest off."— Yonkers Statesman. PAGES 1 TO 12 ANTONY IS WINNER OF BIG EVENT ADDED START ANNEXES PURSE IN HANDICAP CARMAN'S BWITCH FROM ACRO. BAT WELL TIMED Magazine Starts Ball Rolling by Tak. Inn Inaugural Cup from Good Field, Running Remark. ably Fast Race IRVING B. CLEMENT That added starters are always to bo considered was attested to again yester day, when Marc Antony II proved su perior to his field in the Pomona handi cap, the day's feature, and finished ahead of Col. Jack and Earl Rogers ot win the $2200 purse provided for the win ner hy the Los Angeles Racing asso ciation. In the overnight entries for the event Antony's name did not appear, Acrobat being elected to carry the Carman colors. Track conditions and other things moved the owner to change his plans, and when the horses were posted Marc Antony 11, with 118 pounds up, was chosen as the standard bearer. That the change was a wise one was shown at the finish. Jockey Burns, breaking well and assuming the lead at once, kept his mount at an even pace throughout, and when they flashed past the judges' stand the Carman entry was four len -ths ahead of Col. Jack, the sec ond horse, and running easily, fearl Rogers, tiring In the stretch, was being whipped out to save the show money from Early Tide, which had a rough ' journey and which finished like a shot. Botanist, the favorite, broke none too well, and was shuffled back at the start. He was in close quarters all the way, and when clear was running over horses, finishing fast. Orllene ran a good race, for she was ridden miserably, the loy taking her all over the course and spoil ing the chances she had to get in the money. Taxc- was well up in the front half, but fei- away and stopped to noth ing. The others were never in the hunt. Magazine started the ball rolling by winning the Inaugural cup. The colt conceded weight to his field and after All * .nlone had shot his bolt In the stretch the Carman entry came on and won, going away, the time hung out, :59 4*6, being marvelous. La Gloria was well ridden, and after All Alone quit hnrl the place at her mercy, but could not catch the winner. All Alone :et a fast pace, and at the n.addi ok looked unbeatat le. hut ouit for a half and then dropped. First Peep Best In the second race First Peep was much the best. She was last to leave the bar rier, but Archibald, who rode her, was content to wait with her and picked up his field one by one, then finished with a rush and won easily. Prolific came from far back and In a drive got up In time to beat Henry O. for the place honors. The latter was close to the pace all the way and when I'm Joe and Barato tired from making pace drew away by a length, but could not hold tis advantage and stall off Prolific and First Peep. Carman's colors were again carried to victory in the third number, when Lack foot, after leading all the way, won as he pleased. Whidden went wide In the stretch and finished on the extreme out side like a shot and easily beat Kerry, which came fast after being outrun early. Bal Reid hung on to Lackfoot for a half, when he began to tire. Ben Stone was almost left at the po3t and Ryan sent him after his field, finishing a bang-up fourth. The closest finish and the prettiest race of the day was the fifth event. Nine lined up at the barrier with Prince of Castile, J. F. Donohue and Kilter about equal choices at post time. Ormonde's Right broke slowly and Kilter and Frank Fllttner set out to make a runaway race of it, drawing clear of their field by three lengths. They ran head and until the stretch, where their early effort told on them and they stopped, allowing Prince of Castile, which was nicely rated, to come on and In a drive win by a heitd. Fllttner would probably have won If properly ridden, as he was made too much early use of. Kilter, in a drive, lost the peep money to J. F. Donohue, which finished fast the last eighth. Ed uardo and Baron Esher will earn brack ets soon, as they were palpably short. Optician Well Ridden R. Imes, who piloted Optician to victory In the sixth event, roae a clever race. The horse was slow to get going, and he went through his field, saving ground until he got near the pacemakers, when the boy sent hts mount on in th« middle of the track p.nd won as fie pleased. The Sultan showed superior speed for six furlongs, but was beaten by a uetker horse. The latter will do from now on when properly placed. Paul Clifford was raced to pieces chasing The Sultan, but always held third money safe. Bazil went well for a half, then retired. This one is well worth re membering, as he needed this race to put him on edge. Christine A. finished etrongr and llkee a longur route. Cad Doggett, the New York clubhouse commissioner, will arrive In town and will be on the block at the next cut Ip. No bet is large enough for him. Horsemen and dockers predict that when the track dries out selling platers will run a mile in 1:39. The track has a nice spring cushion and crippled horses will go as well as eound ones, as there Is no jar under their feet. Eighteen books, Including two field and a combination, drew yesterday for the first cut in. OMAHA WANTB TOURNEY NEW YORK. Dec. 7.— Formal applica tion has been made by the Omaha Field club of Omaha, Neb., through the United States National Lawn Tennis association, for the holding of a national play court championship on its courts. The applica tion has the support of all the big lawit tonnls organizations throughout the mid dle west. The leading western players, It is argued, rarely compete at the Casino at Newport, R. 1., ir the national cham pionship meeting.