Burleigh in Form Again: Former High-Class Sprinter Wins in Quite His Old Style, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-07


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- BUllLEIGH IN FORM AGAIN. FORMER HIGH-CLASS SPRINTER WINS IN QUITE HIS OLD STYLE. Edith R. a Surprise at Long Odds The Mist Defeats Colonel White Miller on Long Shots. Oakland, Cal., December 0. The ring made the mistake of going from one extreme to the other in laying odds against Walter Millers mounts at Oakland today, and no more than broke even on the days operations, despite the fact that only a solitary public choice won. Short prices quoted abput the favorites, Colonel White in the Eureka Handicap and Native Son in the closing race, both of which Miller rode to defeat, deterred the great majority of race-goers present from backing their jockey idol, whereas the reverse was the case witli the two long-priced outsiders, Red Ball, at S to 1 and Tavora, 15 to 1, which he piloted to brilliant victories in their respective races. As a matter of fact, the alternate successes and failures of the champion jockey monopolized the attention of the public throughout the afternoon. E. Dugan, his rival in the saddle, got i;o the limelight with one of his, of late infrequent, wins on, the heavily backed Burleigh in the last race. Everybody had an inning when John II. Shoeban scored easily in the beginning. This was followed by a sensational upset when Edith It. made her debut on the turf by winning the next race at odds, at one time of 100 to 1. After that four favorites went down to defeat. The rainy season began in earnest itoday. A heavy wind and rain storm prevailed during the morning and afternoon, the continued downpour making it most disagreeable for followers of the sport. The track was sloppy and many horses slipped and sprawled painfully when racing; Fred Foster, of Dr. Rice-Brooklyn Handicap winner fame, arrived at Oakland recently and intends to remain here throughout the season. He is accompanied by an English lightweight jockey of promise named J. Brady. Foster may acquire and race a stable on the local track. A promising yearling colt by Eddie Jones Napa-max, owned by J. M. McXames, died yesterday of blood poisoning. R. F. Carman and his son left tonight for Los Angeles. His trainer, James Butte, had preceded him by several days. Fifteen racers from the Carman establishment were shipped early in the week, the remainder, numbering forty head, are awaiting horse cars.

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