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J . I r . . . i . MBRIDES NARROW ESCAPE. JOCKEY IS THROWN HIGH IN AIR, BUT IS NOT INJURED BY FALL. Jamming in the Two-Year-Old Race the Cause — Hilo de Oro Carries the Williams Colors to Victory. Oakland, Cal.. January 17. — Jockey Joe McBride had a miraculous escape from death or serious Injury whMe riding the favorite. Albia. In the first race at Oakland today. H. T. Griffins filly forced the pace during the early running, but was suddenly hemmed in and bumped in the final sixteenth by the fast coming Raleigh on the outside aud College Widow on the Inside. This pair succeeded in forming a wedge when nearlng the finish and McBride was forced to pull up sharply with Albia. The two offenders nine together with a crash. Albia, not quite clear, was thrown to her knees and her jockey was sent flying through the air. He turned a complete somersault and fell flat on his back right in the path of the oncoming trailers, everyone of which successfully cleared the prostrate rider. It was probably the most thrilling and spectacular fall ever witnessed on a race course. That McBride was not killed outright seemed almost beyond belief. Many horror stricken spectators screamed aloud and several women fainted. Besides a severe shaking up, he sustained a slight cut on the back of his head. The foul committed by Raleigh was palpable and apparent to the veriest novice, yet the original placings were quickly confirmed, there was no Investigation and as far as known no one was punished or held responsible. The injured jockey was not able to appear in his owu behalf and no effort waa made to get his version of the affair. Tom Williams black and orange racing colors were seen in front for the first time in more than a decade in the second race, when Walter Miller landed Hllo de Oro a winner for his employer. From a time standpoint the race was the slowest ever decided over this course. Duruell backed Baker heavily, but Baker did not take kindly to the going and could do no better than third. Barney Schrelber will ship Banonica. Fred Mul-holland and a half-dozen others of his string to Ascot Park, where they will be campaigned until March IS.