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HILDRETH LEAYES OAKLAND GOES TO SANTA ANITA TO SECURE BETTER CHANCES TO TRAIN. Massa Wins from Legatee In a Close Fit Belle Kinney Runs Away from Opponents College Widow Scores. Oakland, Cal., December 23. Aside from the racing itself the most important developments at Oakland today were contained in the announcement that S. C. Hihlrcth had decided to transfer his training operations to Arcadia, and would race only in Important stake fixtures on the local track. The owner of Uncle, Meelick, Rapid Water and other turf stars has also acquired first call on the crack lightweight jockey, Eddie Dugan, for the "remainder, of the California season. Hlldreth will leave im? mediately for the Santa Anita track with of his best horses of all ages and Dugan will accompany him. Two carloads were shipped south during the forenoon. Trainers are seriously" handicapped by the local muddy track conditions and witli no immediate prospects of relief from this state of affairs, Hlldreth concluded after looking the ground over, to make the perpetual summer course his turf headquarters for the winter. Hildreths horses, however, will be specially prepared for their New California Jockey Club Stake engagements and will lie sent on especially to fill them from time to time. In deference to Dugans own wishes C. E. Durncll placed him in Hildreths charge. An improved Monday card was decided today. The weather and attendance were up to the mark, but the racing was less formful than on any day during vthe past fortnight. Technically only one favorite rewarded Iier lmckers and that was College Widow at 2 to 5 In the closing race. Massa. winner of the fourth, the best race on the program, carried probably as much money as any horse that has started here this season. Millers ride on Colonel White evoked deservedly adverse criticism. The best that the champion jockey could do today was in a four-horse on Dareington, an odds-on favorite. Jockey Eddie Lynch, who will probably ride-- In the east for Frank J. Farrell next season, scored twicer one third- and two times unplaced out of five attempts. Belle Kinney, winner of the second race, was bid up from 00 to by W. Hawke and bought in. May Amelia was claimed by H. G. Bodwell for 25. Jockey ODonnell, rider of Lassen, was suspended by the stewards for incompetency.