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RUBRICS FAST MILE AT OAKLAND, i Arklirta Scores from Rather Royal Agnolo and King of Mist Spring Surprises. Oakland, Cal., November 27. The presence of the three eastern jockeys, Walter Miller, Eddie Dugan i and Guy Hums, lias contributed largely towards i making Oakland the racing niecca of the country i these days. Their exploits, next to the all-absorbing task of picking the winners, monopolize the lttention of local turf patrons. Miller was again conspicuously in the public eye with two firsts, one second, two thirds and one unplaced, out of six mounts, to his credit. Eddie Dugan, whose daily mounts for some undivulged reason, are restricted in number, scored one win on in outsider in the fifth and finished in the ruck on his employers entry in the opening race. On the former he triumphed over his greatest rival by a short head after a tremendous and long sustained closing struggle. The youngest member of this trio of riders, Guy Burns, failed to land in front witli any of his four mounts, but was there or thereabouts on three occasions. The card contained a feature of secondary importance, the Milpitas Handicap at one mile, and five interesting overnight races. Three outstanding and generously supported favorites in Baboo, Phalanx and Arklirta rewarded their backers and, but for l fraction of odds, Hubrie with Miller up would have been the fourth public choice that made good. The victory of Dr. II. E. Howells horse was the must impressive cue during the afternoon and occurred in the principal race on the program. Even the two outsiders, Agnolo and King of the Mist, came in for support and, on the whole, the layers suffered even a greater loss than yesterday or the .lay before. Thirty-two books drew for positions in the big ring vtoday, the attendance approximated S.000 and the racing, materially bellied by improved starting, was high class. Neither of the two big racing establishments of R. F. Carman and S. C. Ilildreth was much in evidence today, they being represented by only one starter apiece during the afternoon. .Tockey T. Bice was fined .5 by the starter for being unruly at the post iu the lirst race. The horse Yank failed to show up In the paddock within the prescribed time limit . iu the second race and was accordingly debarred from starting. Wagers made on him were ordered refunded. S. C. Ilildreth has acquired second call on Walter Miller for the entire season. Charles Webber and Arthur Mclviiight are recent arrivals from the north. The last named will leave for Kansas City, Mo., tomorrow. H. H. Harris will ship his string of six racers to Arcadia Friday. W. II. Spence will continue racing Durnells recently arrived Xew York string. W. OB. Macdonough has a dozen line looking weanlings by the Hamburg stallion Inllexible, out of approved mares at the Menlo Stock Farm. The crack Salvado three-year-old, F. Xeugent, came out of his last record-breaking race with a spread foot, which may incapacitate him for the remainder of the year. His improvement had been rapid and surprising, his racing last spring considered, and his accident is a local misfortune..