Jockey Gross Under Suspension.: Bad Ride on Escalante Brings Him to Grief--Hard Bumps for the Public., Daily Racing Form, 1907-05-05


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JOCKEY GROSS UNDER SUSPENSION. Bad Ride on Escalante Brings Him to Grief — Hard Bumps for the Public. Oakland, OaL, May 4. Bseslante got another jockey into trouble at Oakland today wilh Jockey Gross in the saddle. W. J. Speirs disappointing horse Was just beaten out by Phalanx in the open ing ra«-e and immediately alter the stewards an nounced the indefinite suspension of his rider. HU calante was an odds on favorite for the race and received a very bad looking ride. The improved half holiday card, with attending ideal weather conditions and fas! track, produced racing of good quality. The upsets thai have marked the racing of the past fortnight were still in evidence, however. The hard knocks latelv received by the belting public and the fact that the bookmakers have all waxed rich stem to hare no deterrent effect on racegoers. Judging by the Immense throng that turned out to witness todays -p. -ft. Forty liooks wei ■ in line for business, a record asmher for California, ami they kept sinety per cent, of the money wagered. Turnsrway won her third straight victory In the second number and horsemen have finallv awakened to the fact that Early Wrights Nimrod fillv is of more than average quality. McCafferty furnished a receding favorite in Bora] Kogue in the third. J. Hunter, his rider, was busily engaged in taking the horse up in the early stages and thus encompassed his defeat. The starter put Lisaro out of commission a l the start in the handicap. J. C. Clem won. The horses trailing Sanfara in the closing race at a mile obligingly permitted the fast non-stayer to make her own running undisturbed. Sandy was mulcted 00 and suspended for one week for interfering with Bedford. Jockey c. William-, on complaint of jockey Sandy that he had interfered with Nahonassar. while riding John C. Grans in the fifth race yesterday, was lined 00 by the stewards, s. Judjje has sold Dsrdom to D. S. Fountain. Saindora. Saintolat and Signorina. owned bv Barnev Schreiber. foaled coits by Orsini at w. oB. stacdonoughs Menlo Park stock farm this week. A good average program has been prepared for Monday afternoon and with such splendid ones as Derives. Connie If., Glackstern; Dick Wilson. Bright Albert. Black Sam: AVOWS, Eloia, lairystrcel : Tarp, Oorrtgan, Etontalne; Pickaway, Byronerdale. Elevation: Escalante. Paddy Lynch and E. hi. Brat-lain likely to be among the starters the racing should be fully up to the sresest standard of the snort, h, Eurslaiid.

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