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EARLY TIDES STAKE RACE . DEFEATS GENE RUSSELL FOR PACIFIC-UNION HANDICAP AT OAKLAND. Peter Sterling Fails Dismally Corrigan Scores Again Durnells Entries Allowed to Start. . Oakland. Cal.. December 14. A high-class card was run off at Oakland today. It included two important features, the Pacific-Union Handicap Tor two-year-olds at one mile and the Lafayette Handicap for three-year-olds and over at one mile and a sixteenth, which were won respectively by Early Tide and Rubric. V. Z. De Annans fast Peep oDav youngster had lieen sent up especially from Los Aii-geles to win todays fixture, and arrived less than twenty-four hours before it was to be decided. The condensed history of the Pacific-Union Handicap is as follows: Year. Winner. A. Wt. Jockey. Val. Time. 1804GIlead 3 10S A. Covgton? 700 2:07 1805 Not run this year. ISOdf Rosebud 4 OS Donnelly .. 1,105 1:41 lS07Buckwa ! 100 II. Martin.. 1,005 1:54 1S08 Linstock 3 SS Clawson ... 1.005 1:53 1S00 Briar Sweet ..4 09 II. Martin.. 1,105 1:52 1000Advanco Guard. ..127 Piggott ... 1,540 1:54 1001 Dandy Jim 115 Mounce ... 1.540 1:55" 1002 Commis. Forster.100 L. Daly ..: 1,540 1:54 1903 Stake discontinued until 1005. 1905ffCharlatan 10S Treubel ... 2.600 1:43 1000 Tonv Faust 118 W. Dugan. 2.330 1:431 1007 Early Tide 114 M. Preston. 2,350 1:435 1 1-S miles; very heavy track. tDisiance 1 mile, tlncreased to 1 1-S miles. Changed to handicap for three-year-olds. ttMade for two-year-olds. Walter Miller, with three splendidly achieved victories, one second and two unplaced, was again conspicuous for his saddle work. But for meeting about all the bad luck that could come to Him on Gene Russell, which was only beaten a head in the big race, he would have scored four straights. Aside from the racing itself the question as to whether C. E. Durnell .would be allowed to start His twoLtak.a.eiitries.. -Joe -Nealon and .Tacomo, in view of the announcement from New York that the Jockey Club had decided to refuse entries from blm on all tracks under its jurisdiction, was of high interest. They were allowed to. start in the absence of. an official notification from the eastern governing iMxly, but were not serious factors In the running. Joe Nealon stood on practically oveir terms "with Gene Russell in the betting on The Pacific-Union Handicap, and but for costly interference at the start would have given the leaders a serious argument at the end. As it was the unlucky Kismet colt was beaten less than three lengths by the winner. An unconfirmed report was In circulation during the forenoon to the effe.ct that Durnell himself Had been officially informed by telegraph of the Jockey Clubs action against him. President Thomas II. Williams exact words in commenting upon the Durnell matter, were that In refusing His entries the Jockey Club had simply taken a polite way of ruling Him off tiie turf, and that as far as the Pacific Jockey Club was concerned, Durnell -would not be allowed to race on any tracks under its jurisdiction. Durnell was looking around during the day for purchasers for His Horses. R. Leighton has been appointed patrol judge at Santa Anita. Clear, cool weather prevailed and 12,000 spectators witnessed high-class sport. The favorites held their own despite track conditions. Thomas H. Williams has given clerk of the course, and handlcapper Horace Egbert, a long leave of absence with full pay on account of sickness. Mr. Egbert is at present a very sick man. In his absence the work will be performed by Martin Na-thanson. Thirty-four layers drew for new positions today.