Sewells Crocker Stakes: Fast Son of Cesarion Regains His Speed and Wins Cantering, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-08


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SEWELLS CROCKER STAKES. FAST SON OF CESARION REGAINS HIS SPEED AND WINS CANTERING. i Gene Russell Defeats Manchester Luckily-Old Corrigan Takes a Race Great Crowd in Attendance. . Oakland,. Cal., December 7. Sewolls cantering victory in the rich Crocker Stakes atxone mile, in the phenomenal time of l:39g over a track that was slippery and fetlock deep In mud and the sub- -sequent sensational bidding up of the winner from ,200 to ,200 by J. S. Hawkins, the owner of Wing Ting, the runner-np, were the outstanding features of a high-class half holidays racing at Oakland this afternoon. In view of the light weight Sewell carried 100 pounds and his generally acknowledged superiority as a mud runner, the closing price of 11 to 5 quoted about "him by the layers was extraordinarily lilieral. The impression, prevails that these ring conditions were due to the report that Sewells owner bet his commission away from the track. The tabulated history of the Crocker Selling Stakes is as follows: Year. Winner. A. Wt. Jockey. Val. Time. 1901Bernota 3 90 F. ONeill. .,150 1:22 1902fEvea G 3 91 Reed 2,550 1:28 1903 Fossil 3 99 W. Knapp. 3,070 1:20" 1904JLetola 3 , 93 F. Sullivan. 2,530 1:40 1903 Bearcatcher ..4 117 McBrlde ... 2,450 1:38 190G Don Hamilton. 3 100 L. Williams 2,350 1:40 j 1907 Sewell 3 100 E. Dugan . 2,870 1:39 J G 1-2 furlongs. t7-S mile, 1 mile. - The racing began with the success of an outsider in Senator Warner. Byronerdale, at 8 to 1, emulated the Fountain horses example in. the .next. After that three" heavily backed favorites ini Gene Russell, Sewell and Corrigan made good In succession. The closing race proved easy for the long overdue Hen-shall cast-off, Dollle Dollars. In other words, favorites and fourth choices in the betting shared equally in the days racing prizes. Walter Miller and Eddie Dugan monopolized the riding honors with two wins each. Palms and Kirschbaum took one each. The combined bad showing of Pajaroita and her jockey, Powers, in the third lace, is being investigated by the stewards. Strong inducements are being held out to R. F. Carman to leave at least a portion of his horses at Oakland and race them on the local track. T. Rice was cautioned by the stewards after his faulty ride on Silver Stocking. A new "rule prohibiting the sending; of information of the results of races from the track until the expiration of ten minutes after the official posting of eaclb race was put into force today. Clear skies drew out another record Saturday crowd to Oakland.- Last seasons high-water mark of forty bookmakers to draw for positions In tho betting ring was almost tied at todays cut in, thirty-nine going on, despite tho counter attraction of Santa Anitas opening day.

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