Williams Has More Tough Luck.: Firestone Goes Lame and He Pays ,000 for Walter Miller and He Is Beaten., Daily Racing Form, 1907-03-31


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WILLIAMS HAS MORE TOUGH LUCK. Firestone Goes Lame and He Pays ,000 for Walter Miller and He Is Beaten. Oakland, Cat., March .:". Outsiders swept todays card. The riinubig of the feature, the Gebhard Handicap, at live furlongs for two year, dd- resalted la a tremendous apset. Braggart, at toeg odds, won all the way with the prohibitive favorite. Walter Miller, holding forth in the rear through oul. At the last moment Thomas H. Williams eligible, Pirestone, was withdrawn and the big race waa deprived of its chief interest. The crack juvenile came out of his atoraieg exerctee limping badly, the trouble being IjiSfUOatd a- a braised heel. It was accordingly decided to scratch him. Iii lieu ot in, st.me, Mr. Williams determined, h.-wi ver. to acquire another good one to represent him and selected Walter Miller In bear hi-- colors. The price paid llildreih was ,080. This generally was thought to be more than he is worth, bat I little thing like that ailed to deter the sporting president of the California Jockey club from baring his hearts desire. Walter Millers running in the race was too bad to be true and it would not be sin pricing it it develops that the colt was ailing when he went to the j ..--t. The handicap at a mile, although of a lesser money value than the Gebhard, far overshadowed it from a raciag and speculative standpoint. It also le suited iu a pronounce.! upset. Seven sterling performers, including the best horses in California. Dr. I.eggo. Kdwin Gam and Andrew Mack followed The Borgian home, not one of this noted trio getting within striking distance of the winner. Four other interesting races c.miplclod an excellent program. Fine weather and sate, it nut fast going prevailed and the attendance approxj mated IB,vW. D. /.. De Annans string arrived this morning from Ascot. Although all the closed slakes have tiow been disposed of there is plenty of good racing in store for Oakland. The track is likely to be fast by Monday and. with such speedy horses as Husky, Kollie I... Bustler: Lem Bead, Cerru Santa. Be-knighted!; Boa Vtvaat, Convent Bell, Handmaiden: Waal Sandals. B. M. Brattain. Nonie Lucille: 1al. Oiitilul. Hugh Mi,,, wan: Buby. Northwest and Mabel Hollander down to start, the promise of pleasing isi ort is more than likely to be met. H. Forslatid.

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