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VOX POPULI IN A CANTER. KEENE CAST-OFF SURPRISES THE NA« TIVES AT OAKLAND. Thev Think "Sandy" McNauqhton and Hig Party Have Scored a Ccid With the Son of Voter. | Oakland. Cal., January 21. — Vox PopuMs victory today ere. i led a genuine sensation. It was so thoroughly at I pet led. With Miller up he won tlio fifth race at seven furlongs with ridiculous ease, fairly smothering the fast Tawaaentha Ear speed. The odds against the winner receded steadily until near the close of the iMlting when he had enough I. cling to cut them from 2 12 lo 1 to 11 to 5. The Keene mat otTs I wo recent races were extremely bad and in the absence of stable support Hie public did not take his pretentions seriously. ii is surmised Unit Voi PopadPa emmectious brought off ii big eoup in the east, middle west and south. if s.i, thej got their commissions on at a luerativu prhv. T. S. Cliilds is the ostensible owner of t!m Voter i oh. Sandy" McNaughton. however, figured! as the purchaser al the Keene auction sale hist fall and. until recoiiily. trained the youngster at thai local track. •Sandy" left for parts unknown recently and in his absence D. MeHaughtaa, a hrujher, his been handling the three-year old. In his previous races when he could not raise a respectable gallop, o Fopnli wore blinkers. They were con-spii-uoc.s by their absence today. After three days respite from rain, another s[ ell of wet weather is probable. A drizzle art in early u is morning and continued through the day. Indications .penal to inclement .veatl .or for the next few days and the track will certainly be in bed condition for the running of the big race next Saturday. A big- crowd enjoyed .average good racing today. Two favorites were successful. Trials of Burns Handicap Candida les between rachtg during the afternoon were as fellows: liorg-hesi, one mile and a quarter, weight up. 212. easing; up. Sir Bdward, one mile and an eighlh. all out. iii 1:58, Blandy and Jocund, going together, the annua distance in 2:02, all out. Bansuu, the handicap distance, in 2:14;, driving hard. Proper, handily, in 2:14. Laura F. M. was claimed this afternoon for 21,408; by C. C. McCalielly.