Oakland Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1903-11-29


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OAKLAND RACING. "The racing at Emeryville thus far has been fully up to expectations, the fields as a rule being large and a fair proportion of the contests close and exciting," says the San Francisco Bulletin of November 23. "The percentage of favorites that have won has been rather light, betokening sunshine for the odds-makers and gloom for the public at large. In the forty-two races decided up to date at the meeting favorites one, Greenock, an equal choice won fifteen, non-favorites twenty-seven, the percentage of winning favorites being .357, where .400 is the usual per cent. Odds-on favorites fared badly in the seven days, Meehanus being beaten on the first day, Matt Hogan and Albemarle on Monday, Keriilworth and Jack Demund on Tuesday, Tower of Candles Wednesday, Hor-ton and Rollick Thursday, Don Domo Saturdaya total of nine against three successful ones at odds on, viz., Ben Mac Dhui twice and Matt Hogan. This would make the public chary in chancing coin on horses at a price below the even-money mark, and I rather think this is the seven-day record for defeats of horses that figured as morals. Several riders new to Californ-ians -have done good work, the chief of the strangers being D. Hall, a Texas lad, who came out to ride for Barney Schreiber. He piloted . eight winners out of twenty-five mounts, or a winning percentage of .320, and was, besides, second three times. Ferrell, another Texan, under contract to J. F. Newman, had twenty-seven mounts, with six wins, four seconds and one third, his percentage of wins being .222. Adklns comes third in number of wins, five, and as he had but seventeen mounts, his winning percentage is second best, viz., .295. Of the comers Hildebrand is well to the fore, with four wins in eighteen mounts, his percentage being the same as Ferreils, .222. Reed, Chandler and Jack Martin each piloted three winners, J. Lewis two both 15 to 1 or better, Lee Jackson and Ivy Powell two each, Knapp, J. Daly, L. Spencer and Otis one each. Chandler is a wonderfully improved boy in the riding line and is certainly getting to the front at a great rate. J. Lewis can be counted upon to prove a star in the riding firmament at no far distant day, while L. Spencer bids fair to become a finisher much like his brother, the Ice Man. Of the light boys now here, besides those mentioned, it would be well to bear in mind that Knapp, Con-nell, Larsen, Kunz and Jones are sure enough good prospects, and I predict that all will make big names for themselves within the next two years. Colonel Letchers handicaps have all been great betting affairs, and most of them have been keenly contested, all of which is to the credit of the genial gentleman from Kentucky, who is certain to make a host of friends hereabouts and keep them."

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