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JIILDRETIIS "BABIES" BEST. HIACKO WINS THE JUVENILE RACE AND BILLY WATKINS IS THIRD. Miller Rides Three Winners — Rubrics Per* formance Is Displeasinq — Weather Bad and Track Still Heavy. Oakland. Cal., January 2. — Walter Miller started todays proceedings at Oakland by winning on Yo San and Hersajn. He did not ride in the juvenile race, but had the mount on Rubric, the second choice in the handicap, the cards feature at sis furlongs. The Gaylord horse was unable to raiso I IcapeetaMe gallop and finished a had last in a field of live horses. Millers numerous following-denounced the trainer vigorously and the incident left a bad impression on race-goers generally. On Voladay Miller rode his third winner. S. C. Hildreth uncovered a pair of promising two-year olds iu Hiacko and Billy Watkins. which finished first and third rcsix-ctively iu the two-year-ohl raee. They were the mediums of tremendous stable support at odds on and ran like a pair of veterans. Ilildreths barn is credited with sheltering a halt dozen cracker. jacks. The track continues to lie heavy and holding. Tlie weather conditions were decidedly inclement, but the attendance and interest in the si* rt was i • iiiinid.v undiminished. Daga have been banished from the inclosure. .in exetriae boy named Johnson in the employ of W. P. Magrane. was badly injured from l eing kicked and trampled on by a two-year-old in the stable. A new Jockey baaed was Installed yesterday. Th« names and numbers of the riders can be easily read with the naked eye from any part of the grandstand. Ocean Shore and St. Francis will he given a let-up. 0. A. Bianchi has sold Captain Burnett and Alaru: to J. MeCarty and Henry Mann respectively. Price not divulged. Wally Brinkworth is tlie most recent arrival from the east.