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1 r Ii s t s 1 A f i a 1 « a I I f « 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 r t . I i J i 1 ] j ! j ! j , I . RAPID WATER TRIUMPHANT EASILY RUNS AWAY FROM FAST OPPONENTS IN ANDREW SELLING STAKES. Gemmell Injured — Dorado and Adena Easy Winners — Cholk Hedrick Scores by a Narrow Margin. Oakland. Cal.. January 11. — History is regularly repeating itself in the matter of decision of c ■ big local stakes. The third rich racing plum in succession, the Andrew Selling Stakes, again fell to a horse prepared at Santa Anita, and especially Shipped to Oakland with a view to its winning. This time the hero of the race turned up in Rapid Water, which followed in the footsteps of his predecessors Arinio and Magazine, earned his laurels with the same sup.eino ease, and like the Car man horses, started a hot favorite iu the betting, and brought home a small fortune in wagers tor his backers. Hildreths old eampa igner was ,aken off the cars and saddled for todays contest without any other formality than a short preliminary warm up. The stable Jockey, Kddie Dugan. was on hand to ride him. and in the actual running the combination proved invincible. The Oaadesaed history of the Andrew Selling Stakes is as follows: Yea:-. Winner. A. Wt. Jockey. Val. Time. 1902*3weet Tooth.. 4 .»7 Birkenrath .150 1:47 lBOStPr. Titania. . ..I 106 Birkenruth. 2.690 1:19] 1004 John A. Scott. 4 0.1 Hildebrand. 3,4201:184. 1905 Venator .1 lo:; W. Davis... 3,000.1:901 loot; Tom MeGrath.a s.i Schade .... :;.670 l:2b| 1007 Rapid Water.. 0 100 L. Williams 3.280 1:2:;+ 1005 Rapid Water. .7 199 L". Dugan.. 3,170 1:991 *1 1 TO mihs and called Adam Andrew Slakes. tl isC-;.ice reduced to i; 1-2 furlongs. Tp to Rapid Waters victory, outsiders had won regularly and bettors had grown weary of backing favorites. This explains the really liberal •• .aid about .!. ■ winner in view of nis recent brilliant form. Subsequently two short priced public choices in Dorado and Ailcaa made food, which enabled the encouraged race-goers to recoup their losses during the running of the first half of the program. Aside from the slake fixture, the card was unusually moderate with only a juvenile race to relieve it from the hopelessly mediocre midweek brand that has been served up within the past fortnight. Starter Battssaas effort in the stake race was not quite up to the high standard he has maintained since his arrival. The field was very unruly how evei . Ceinmell was kicked by St. Francis on the right foreleg and partially lamed, and his rider. K. Clark, received a glancing blow from the heels of the same animal and was quickly reduced to a state of helplessness and came in crying bitterly. Oemmells very bad previous showing was responsible for the subsequent suspension of K. Lynch. Paddy Lynch, the uncle of Ihe disciplined toe key, laid the blame on the horse. Cemin. Ils trainer and Lynch met during the day iu I.vnihs salooif at Kineryville and came to blows. A duel with pistols was averted only by the prompt interference of the bystanders. A. 6. Blakeleys promising apprentice jiM-key. Fulton, who skillfully rode Reene W. to a victory at sensational odds on January s. has been articled to Mr. Blakeley for three years. His apprentice allowance has one year to run. and he is regarded as one of the joekes rinds of the present season. The attachment levied on C. I". Durn dls horses j:;st before they were advertised to be sold recently, was dismissed in court this morning. The judge decided that Mrs. Castleburgs claim for S700 was a frivolous one and he scored her attorney for taking the ease.