Offenders Well Punished: Oakland Stewards Hand Out a Ruling off and Somes Suspensions, Daily Racing Form, 1908-01-07


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| I I OFFENDERS WELL PUNISHED OAKLAND STEWARDS HAND OUT A RULING OFF AND SOME SUSPENSIONS. Coppit a Good Two-Year-Old — Fulletta Revcrsos with Banposal — Big Store Ira-proves Suddenly. Oakland. Cal.. J inuary 6. — Infant racers disported themselves in the third race at Oakland today. This was the only feature on the card to relieve it from hopeless mediocrity. In its running Adolph Spreckels uncovered a big strapping colt of his own breeding named Coppit. which won like a good one. The start, however, favored Coppit materially aud it was Jake Iloltinans .one break in a sequence of first-class starts during the afternoon. Bedwell sent bis horse. Big Store, to the races today adorned with heed and blinkers, aud an amazingly easy victory followed Fin.iia G. then unexpectedly materialized after being ridden in a reprehensible manner on the stretcu turn by J. Carroll, her jockey. The fourth race developed a suspicious augle in Borels ride on Captain Hale. Right on top of this he rode Herodotus to a bad defeat. This was too much for the stewards to endure and they asked Bore.l to explain. Their conclusions were not made known. After Fulletta bad reversed his previous running with Banposal, the stewards took occasion to suspend jockey E. Lynch, who bad ridden Fulietta when Banposal beat him so decisively last Thursday. The crack lightweight rider was »Jso adjudged guilty of recent had rides on Gemmell and Cloud-light. Race-goers generally place the responsibility of Gemmell and Cloudlights bad races on their respective trainers. The stewards were also active in the case of John Street, a colored stable lad who worked for J. F. Clifford. Upon Streets confession of having doped Altair, for which alleged offense Clifford and his horses were recently suspended, they promptly ruled him off the turf. The edict of suspension against Clifford still holds good. The weather conditions were ideal. Six thousand persons witnessed the races, and thirty-nine bookmakers bandied the ring business.

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