Featureless Racing Day: Ordinary Selling Platers Contest for Purses over Muddy Track, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-10


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- i ,. J ; " 1 1 1 - 1 " i s a i . s FEATURELESS RACING DAY. ORDINARY SELLING PLATERS CONTEST FOR PURSES OVER MUDDY TRACK. Tavora Beats Some Fast Sprinters Grace G. Comes Out in Good Form Reported Attempt at Bribery. Oakland, Cal., December 9. Friday last, It is alleged, an unsuccessful attempt was made to bribe jockey Pendergast to pull the horse Captain Burnett in the fifth race. This much, it is reported, was revealed during the morning by the jockey himself to J. R. Jeffrey, an inquisitive local turf reporter. Pendergast is said to have explained that he would not go into details, nor give the name of the man who had tried to bribe him until lie had consulted with "presiding steward E. C. Hopper. Tills he expected to do immediately after the close of the afternons racing. Captain Burnetts performance in running a good second to tlie fast Woodlands-bred filly Tavora was not quite up to his very best form and Pendergasts reported assertion that he had refused to entertain the proposition is believable, The fact that todays entire card was conditioned for horses of tlie selling variety, and that the going was muddy and necessarily deceptive, failed to deter a big off-day , crowd from witnessing the rac- ing. Every one of the six races developed keen and interesting contests. Xot a single favorite, however, made good. This did not necessarily in- dicate an entire absence of form in the running. On the contrary, the ring favorites all down the line, Orchota, Gannet, Bye Bye II., Jack Adams, Ovelando and Cloudlight were of the doubtful variety and in no single instance could the result be properly termed an upset. Victory reverted to the best horses in nearly every race. E. Lynch did the best work with two wins and one second to his credit. Hayes, Keough and Heatherton took three races between them. Walter Miller finished last in the first and fourth, and fourth on Ovelando, a hot favorite, and finally wound up a disastrous afternoons saddle work with a victory on Tavora at 14 to G in the last. The remaining thirty-nine head of thoroughbreds of tlie Carman string left for Arcadia today. Rlfle-5 man will be sent on to compete in the Christmas Handicap at Oakland. Jack Atkln may be permanently stationed here to look after local entries in the Santa Anita Stakes. C. E. Durnell purchased Lord of the Vale, a for-t mer Belmont cast-off, from C. J. Casey for 00 last Saturday. A. G. Blakeleys horses are all for sale. He disposal of Art Critic today to O. F. Johnson. The trainer of the Emery string will return to Xew York after the holidays and resume training Master Robert, Arasee and five promising yearlings, The paddock stalls have been inclosed by a fence. Xo one will be permitted inside of this barrier except the owner, trainer, jockey and immediate attendants of the starter in any race. Seventeen yearlings from the Ormondale Farm are to be sold Wednesday, December 18.

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