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ALL DRENCHED AT OAKLAND RAIN AND MUD FLYING BUT BIG" CROWD BRAVES DISCOMFORT. Two Races to President Williams Burleigh Scores Another Win Prince Brutus Runs Well. . "P. Oakland, Cal., December 19. Racing at Oakland today was conducted under most disagreeable weather and track conditions. Rain fell heavily throughout the forenoon. The attendant high wind caused the moisture to penetrate every portion of the grandstand, rendering it almost untenable. Nevertheless between -3.000 and 4,000 race-going people endured the discomforts for the sake of the sport. Walter Millers star was again in the ascendant, which, combined with the success of four favorites, made the occasion a very profitable one to the speculatively inclined. The. champion jockey began auspiciously for his legion of backers by capturing the first race with Huerfano in easy fashion. The odds against the colt were unexpectedly liberal. The president of the New California Jockey Club scored another success in the closing race witli his splendid three-year-old Prejulcio, which had not been out since his recent record breaking feat at six furlongs. Owing to the uncertainty which prevailed as to the. ability of the big Galveston colt to run in the muddy going, the price -against him receded steadily from 4 to 5 to as good as 3 to 2. Support was forthcoming at the latter figure and Prejuicio simply cantered the journey in fast time for the track. Experts declare that the winner is a genuine crackerjack. . Billy Pullman, winner of the -second race, Was bid up from 00 to ,200 by E. Trotter and acquired at the last-named figure. Dugan and Boland, owners of Billy Pullman, retaliated by claiming High Gun for 25. W. Hawko boosted Prince Brutus from 00 to ,000. His owner bought him in for the customary advance. W. S. Hawkins claimed Senator Warner out of the fifth race for ,025. Starter Dwyer set jockey Scoville down for two days for misbehavior at the post. The sixteen yearlings bred at W. OB. Macdon-oughs Ormondale Stud at Menlo Park, which were sold at auction yesterday, brought a total of ,035, or an average of 40 per head. The star of the sale, a bay colt by Ossary Lovelight, brought ,400. C. T. Henshall will ship his string to Arcadia to race. Richard Dwyer collected the sum of G1 at tho track yesterday which was forwarded to the widow of Morris McKnight, who died recently in Kansas City. Thomas H. Williams contributed 00 of this amount. Riley Grannan Is a recent arrival.