Durnell Can Sell Horses: Jockey Club Formally Gives Permission to Auction Racers, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-19


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DURNELL CAN SELL HORSES. JOCKEY CLUB FORMALLY GIVES PERMISSION TO AUCTION RACERS. Red Leaf Takes the Chief Race at Oakland Captain Burnett Runs Badly Woolma Takes a Race at Last. Oakland, Cal., December IS. C. E. Durnell was officially advised by telegraph today that the recent adverse ruling of the Jockey Club in his case would not apply to the horses now racing in his name after they have been properly acquired by other men of good repute on the turf. He was informed when at liberty to dispose of them with the assurance that their standing would not be in the least affected by the disbarrment of their former owner. Immediately on receipt of the dispatch from Algernon Daingerfield, Durnell announced that he would sell the entire band of thirty head, including the great mud-running Sewell, at auction on or about Christmas day. Presiding judge E. C. Hopper took quick action in the case of jockey Pendcrgast, who leisurely rode Captain Burnett, the prohibitive odds-on favorite, and the best outstanding winner on the afternoon card, finishing in third place in the second race, which was over the Futurity course. Pendergast recently gained considerable notoriety by confessing to the stewards that a man he well knew had attempted to bribe him to pull this same horse and then subsequently refused to reveal the alleged bribers identity, and was indefinitely suspended. Later iu the day, on the report of the veterinary, Dr. Saylor, Mr. nopper ordered that the future entry of Bonaventure be refused. Hall and Marshalls three-year-old Sorcerer gelding running away before the start of the second race, was the cause for this action being taken and his condition was such as to excite the suspicion of the officials. Colonel Dan Burns, senior partner of Burns and Waterhouse, the former famous turf confederacy, acquired today the nucleus of another racing stable In three beautifully bred Ormondale colts at the Macdonough sale. Fred Foster acted as his agent and Is said to have been engaged as trainer. Todays card was of more than average excellence and the sport good despite the hardships of the bad track conditions. Only one favorite rewarded his backers, yet the layers claimed to have had a big day1. The chief feature of the card, the Bel-videre Handicap, was won in Impressive fashion by Jack Reeves Red Leaf, which is in rare form just now. Her owner is said to have profited largely by her victory. A. F. Dayton was another big winner on the day, his fino colt, Husky, showing high-class form by winning the closing race of the day from such reputed cracks as Glorlo and Altadice.

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