Hopper Talks About Oakland, Daily Racing Form, 1907-06-29


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HOPPER TALKS ABOUT OAKLAND. Cincinnati, O., June 2S. "The meeting at Oakland did not get a bit draggy this year, and it was the liveliest spot in the country last winter," said Judge Hopper at Latonia today. "The wind-up was a great one. Over 10,000 people were out on the closing day, and we had to take fences down to give them room. Twenty-five books were on, and it was a great finale to the most successful race meeting ever held anywhere. There were never two races run like those at four miles for the Thornton Stakes and the renewal of it. Mamie Algol was beaten a cople of inches by Los Angeleno in each race in the hottest kind of a driving finish. The bookmakers all had a profitable year, but this was due to the great amount of money afloat. They just could not help winning, for every horse was backed. "Firestone was the best two-year-old out there, and I sec he won on his first out in the east. Voladay could beat all the handicap horses we had out there. He is a patched-up horse, and he sort of went back a bit, but I guess Cahill will get him up again. Nearly all the horse owners that were at Oakland will stay west of the Rockies this summer, as racing is practically assured up to the time of the opening of Oakland next fall."

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