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I , , , : , : i ; 1 1 1 ACTIVE PREPARATI ON SfrTjB OAKLAND. 1 Horses Gathering Rapidly for the Fast Approaching Meeting. Oakland, Cal., October 24. Secretary Percy AV. j Treat reports that entries for the stakes to be run this year are coming in every day in a way to indicate that the combined list of nominations will he considerably greater than in any previous year. Owners are filing earlier than ever before and are making more entries to the several fixtures than they have heretofore. Inability to secure stable room here caused J Arthur Bennett to ship his horses to Los Angeles yesterday. The shipment consisted of two two-year-olds, ! two three-year-olds and three yearlings. Bennett took with him his two jockeys, Pendergast and Keller. The former is a Texas boy o considerable promise, i riding winners at the Denver, Butte and Seattle meetings. Johnny Keller Is an Oakland boy who has been ridiug in a circus for several years. He J is only fifteen years old and weighs ninety-two pounds. 1 Harry Mark is busily engaged in preparing his small but select stable for the races and autici- , pates a successful season. He is pointing the lilly Love of Gold, which he bought from Sain Hildreth last spring for 1,500, for the California Oaks and other races for three-year-old fillies. He has also entered her in the Los Angeles Oaks. Another Uildreth colt in the. Mark stable is Wallapink, a half-brother to Ed Tierney. He is the largest two-year-old at the track and is showing, phenomenal speed in his trials, going a quarter the other day in twenty-three seconds with the 1 crushing weight of 140 pounds on his back. He 1 vies with Love of Gold as the stable favorite, but will not be so rapidly pushed in his work as the filly and will probably not be sent to the post until well along towards spring. "Packy" Ryan, who is now in the east, has a two-year-old full brother to Nones, which has never started, at his farm in Kentucky, and is expected here soon with the colt. Trainer Fisher says San Nicholas, winner of the Opening Handicap here two years ago, has about recovered from his long illness and will be put in training soon. Supreme Court is galloping again after undergoing a severe treatment for stiffness of the shoulders. Judge Horace Egbert, who resigned the presiding judgeship- at Seattle last September on account of illness and who has been confined to his home ever since, is rapidly convalescing and will be out in a few days. J. O. Keene has thirteen yearlings here and they t.re a fine looking hand. In discussing them yesterday, Mr. Keene said: "I hope to get at least one good race horse out of the bunch, as I am certainly due to strike a find. I have bought close to a hundred yearlings in the last three years, and while 1 have got some useful horses, I have never got a real high-class one unless it . might have been Raconteur, which went wrong on nie almost at the very outset of his career. My present crop of yearlings are all by good horses, out of good young mares, and they act as if they could run. I tried them all ,out before I shipped them from New York, and there is not one in the lot that did not show me a quarter in close to 25, and some of them did the distance in 24 seconds. It Temains to he seen, though, whether there are any real good ones among them." The Keene youngsters, as yet unnamed, are as follows: Ch. f, by Koyal Stag Flirtation; b. g, by Mimic Immediate; b. g, by Bute Doucement; b. g, by Greenan Prosaic: h. g, by Arkle AVood-ford Lass; b. g, by Goldfinch Petal II.; br. g, by St. Simonian II. Prismatic II.; ch. g, by St. Simoniau II. Sister Juliet; b. g. by Gold Heels Divide; ch. g, by Hawkswick Dunora; ch. g, by Prince of Melbourne Pearls and Diamonds: ch. g, by Russell Gold Coil; ch. g, by AVatercolor Uncouth. The advance guard of the big stable which It. F. Carman will have here this winter, has arrived at the track and are looking well after their long journey. They1 are comfortably quartered in stable J., and the best known horses among the twenty-two are A". II. Carey, Mark Antony II.. Acrobat, Fleming, Arimo. Rifleman and the two-year-olds Magazine, Martha Jane, Sweet-taire and Friar of Elgin. AV. B. Jennings has returned from AAodlands with eight yearlings, two of them being half-brothers to Shot Gun and Dainty. AV. L. Stanlield has returned from Texas and has his Opening Handicap candidate. F. A Burr, in good condition and thinks be will he hard to beat. J. Freters has bought the contract on jockey Dor-sey from Dan Ross and as the boy can make 102 pounds, he will ride most of the horses from the Maple Stable. Lester Lee has sent word here from his farm at Stansbury, Mo., that he has about decided to race at New . Orleans this winter. He has eight stalls reserved hero and until the reservation is cancelled, nothing will be known of his final decision. The Greenan Prosaic gelding in the Keene stable, which was not expected to live, is steadily improving since an operation and will recover.