Fast Time at Oakland: F. Neugent Sets A New Track Record at Five Furlongs, Daily Racing Form, 1907-11-26


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FAST TIME AT OAKLAND. F. N EXIGENT SETS A NEW TRACK RECORD AT FIVE FURLONGS. Ed Ball Wins Again Colonel White Beaten Jockey Miller in Temporary ! i Disfavor. Oakland, Cal., November 25. The fourteenth day of the present meeting :it Oakland will be pleasur-nbly remembered by the local race-goers for its successful run of winning first and second favorites. Jockey K. Dugan made his reappearance on C. E. DurnoHs Stmt Martin in the opening race for two-year-olds and was well received. The improving lightweight rider failed to accomplish anything noteworthy witli any one of his three mounts during the afternoon, although he rode Silver Stocking into second place in the fifth race. The temporarily waning popularity of Walter Miller, the other jockey star, was plainly apparent today. Notwithstanding that he was up on F. Xeugent, a good horse, support from the rank and file of bettors, oven at the lucrative odds quoted, was not forth-t;oming as it should have been, in view of the last three-year-olds undoubtedly of good class. They backed the Dugnn-Silver Stocking combination instead and with subsequent disastrous results. From a racing standpoint, F. Nougents impressive victory in wonderfully fast time was the outstanding feature of the days sport. This was Millers winning mount after a series of depressing failures on Import, E. M. Brattain and Nabonassar. lie averaged well the last half of the card with the one success just mentioned and two seconds on Itubric, a long shot and Colonel White, the third choice. Both were from Dr. II. E. Howells stable. The best of weather for racing still continues and that combined with a card of average excellence contributed to attract an unusually big off-day crowd to the track today. E. Dugan celebrated his arrival Sunday by picking as many stable boys of his acquaintance as his big automobile could carry and treating them to an extended ride through Oakland and San Francisco. Roy Offutts Creston Hoy, winner of the second race, was bid up from 400 to 900 by J. II. Spratt, tlie owner of the runner-up, John C. Gratis. Mr. Offutt retained his horse and then took a fast run to the secretarys ollice and claimed the bidders animal for S30. Itouar, an entry in the third race, ran away two miles in his preliminary gallop and was excused. Netting had progressed for ten minutes on the race, but all bets were declared off and twenty minutes additional allowed for a new book. W. II. Spence, "Hoots" Durnells New York trainer, is here. F. Gerliardy, one of the racing officials on the Canadian circuit, is a recent arrival in Oakland and was at the track today. Jockey Radtke will ride at Arcadia during the winter. G. II. Keene will transfer a portion of the Keene Brothers string to Arcadia and race them there. The shipment will consist of Mansard, Giomohoi and Irince Nap. It is rumored that J. O. Keene will go back to Kussia in the spring and train for a prominent owner there. It. F. Carman will remain at Oakland, sending only an occasional eligible to the Santa Anita Racing Associations stakes to Arcadia to race. Jockey McBride will follow Radtke s example and betake himself to the southern track.

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