Imports Surprising Race: Leads All the Way in Oaklands Main Race and Defeats Sideny F, Daily Racing Form, 1908-02-01


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IMPORTS SIRPRISING RACE. LEADS ALL THE WAY IN OAKLANDS MAIN RACE AND DEFEATS SIDNEY F. Jockey Mounce at Long Odds — Ocean Maid Wins the Race of Two-Year-Olds — St. GeCrge, Jr., Takes Special for Stallions. Oakland. Cal.. January ::1. — One of the features of the card ar Oakland today was the uniquely con-dilioned New California Jockey Club P.rceding Bureau race, in which Ihe winner goes to the bureau for stud purposes. The second running of this interesting series was w on in a hard drive hy SI. George. Jr.. a finely bred seven year-old stallion by St. George--Gadabout, from aerea others, in eluding Thomas II. Williams fashionably bred but indifferent racer, Bosal. and Billy Cahills Andrew Mack, which, but for being handicapped during his Whale career almost with the worst of underpinniin;. would probably have developed into a turf star of great magnitude. It is said that both of these animals will eventually be sent to swell the already num. ii ally strong collection- of thoroughbred stallions under control ■ f the recently organized state institution. From a racing standpoint the feature of the afternoons program was the fourth raee at a mile, iu which an ootette of good performers were engaged. It furnished a big upset in the victory of the despised outsider. Import, which in the actual running. set his own pace throughout under the good riding of the eeaalag star, lightweight jockey, Clifford Gilbert. Fred Bent was heavily backed hut ran unplaced. Dealys horse had very recently forced Rapid Water to do his best to get home in front of him in a stake race at lie same distance. Forehand, one of "Bad" Walker collection of riders, made such an incapable display of horsemanship on Old Settler, that some of the spectators proceeded to hiss both horse and rider at the finish. Walkers three-year-old was the favorite and finished a badly tieaien fifth. This race was won by a long shot. Joekey Mounce. which of late has consisiently been unable to raise a respectable gallop. Aside from the two upsets referred to favorites triumphed regularly. Chris Miller is beginning to attract much atfen-liou as a jockey. His work on Graphite in the leag distance race was excellent. Jack Keene en -aged him on the spot to ride Clamor in tomorrows iig Santa Anita stake and he left iiuniedialely ilter the last race for Los Angeles. Jockeys Keogh and It. Davis were both compelled to cancel their riding i ngagemenis today on account t" illness. W. B. Jennings wired Jack Keene yesterday that ne would ship his crack filly. Rosegal. iqi from Arcadia to run in the California Oaks tomorrow. Keene will saddle the filly for him if she comes. H. G. Bedwells good mare. Sister Frances, has developed a severe case of blood poisoning as the result of a kick she received in her last race. Green Goods "grabbed" himself in his race Tuesday, it is said, and the colt has been very lame since that race.

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