Selling Platers Day at Oakland: Horses of Poor Class Win the Races but Furnish Good Sport, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-14


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SELLING PLATERS DAY AT OAKLAND. Horses of Poor Class Win the Races But Furnish Good Sport. Oakland, Cal., December 13. Todays card at Oakland was conditioned for horses of mediocre calibre, yet, the racing was interesting. Favorites and outsiders showed equally in the afternoons performances. The bright weather materially helped to keep the attendance up to normal figures. The thirty-seven layers had all they could do to handle the ring business, which, for an off-day, was greater than usual. Walter Millers horsemanship was the outstanding feature of todays sport. Despite the three victories he achieved with Baboo, Rhinoek and Curricu-. linn, Ills numerous followers froke no more than even. This was due to the champion jockeys failure on Avona in the first and Nappa in the fifth. Tlie last named was the medium of the heaviest plunging of the day and .her palpable unfitness created considerable adverse comment. Baboo, winner of the second race, was bid up from 00 to ,000 by E. Trotter. J. O. Keene bought his filly in for the cutomary advance. Captain Burnett was also boosted after his victory in the third from ,000 to 1,300 by W. Hawke, and bought in -by the owner. Jockey Kirschbaum was set down for three days for niisltehavior at the post on Silver Line. Tlie dispatches from New York that C. E. Darnell had been placed under the ban by the Jockey Club, created a sensation among the local race-going people. Durnell, when asked about the matter at Oakland, said: "There must be some mistake. I have not made application to enter any liorses with the New York Jockey Club tracks. If it has barred 1110 it is all news and a surprise to me. I do not understand why such action should be taken in view of tlie fact that I have not attempted to make entries. The entries do not close until spring, so far as I know. I am not speculating on reasons for the action, if it was taken, as I have not made a move to invite such a decision." Iii the absence of the official notice of the Jockey Clubs ruling Orehotn and St pit Martin, belong-In?- to Durnell, were allowed to start; No action has as yet been taken by the local stewards in the mutter of barring Durnell from racing here,

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