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i JOE COYNE WINS HANDICAP. HORNER IS CRITICISED FOR HOLDING NEALON BACK IN EARLY STAGES. Millers Suspension of One Week Deserved-Judges Ask Some Questions of Owners — Banonica Wins Juvenile Race. Oakland. Cal.. January 9. — The California Jockey Club stewards sent out an announcement of jockey Millers suspension for one week for foul riding on I.olotnan at a late hour last night, too late for todays issue of Daily Racing Form. The champion Jocfceya punishment of a week on the ground was well deserved, but the action of the officials caused much surprise localise of the fact that he is under call to President Williams. aaadry was made today Into the suddenly-Improved running of Hector, Which won yesterdays feature race from Mary F. Messrs. Hall and Marshall, owners of the horse, quickly produced proofs of their non-culpability in the shape of tickets representing losing wagers to the amount of ?700 on the occasion of his last inglorious defeat, and showed that they had $."0 each way on che erratic performer yesterday. Nothing was done. S. C. Hihlreth was also asked to explain Van Ness peculiar running in the same race. He Raid that, his horse was in the best possible condition, but that on account of the hard bottom to the track, due to recent heavy rains, his honest old campaigner refused to extend himself on this particular occasion. Nealon was defeated in the feature race today, the handicap at one mil: ami one hundred yards which was won by C. C. McCaffertys Joe Coyne in easy fashion. Horner had the mount on Nealon and his holding of the horse excited general criticism. The only other feature of the days racing was the brilliant victory earned bv Barney Srhreibers Banonica in the juvenile race. Her owner profited hand-sc mely. Fair weather prevailed, but the track conditions wen- horrible. Thirty-two books cut in for three days. The attendance was fully up to the average. C. E. Durnell has protested yesterdays claiming of Neptnnus by W. M. Caine on grounds of imprO| er registration of ownership of horses racing in his name. If the protest is sustained the several unsuccessful claimants of the horse will draw lots for him. Metlakatla was claimed out of the first race by IE R. Schaffer for i" and the publics relief was great thereat. Kirschbauiu will no longer ride the mare.