Favorites Rule the Day at Oakland: Shenandoah Easily Takes the Main Race of the Afternoon Blanche C. and Eduardo Fall, Daily Racing Form, 1908-02-06


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FAVORITES RULE THE DAY AT OAKLAND. , Shenandoah Easily Takes the Main Race of the Afternoon — Blanche C. and Eduardo Fall. Oakland. Cal.. February 5. — Tin- seventy-sixth day of racing of the California Jockey "lulls winter meeting of 1!H»7-0K will long be remembered hy the local race-going public as a banner day of sue eesses for its choices. The entire card was captured by favorites and at such lucrative odds that it probably establishes a record in that respect. Some heavy plunging was indulged in throughout the afternoon. • Shenandoah in the fourth was the heaviest hacked horse that has started here on any off day since the season began. "Boots" Durnell. who is eu.ioying marked prosperity at present, is said to have averaged i to ."i for a big wager on the winner. Several of the big layers refused to take the pretentions f tlie favorite seriously and the ring generally seemed inclined to take lllierties with him in the early betting, due to his preceding defeat, and with unusually disastrous financial results. Shenandoahs impressive maiin-r of winning wiih Hayes up prompted tic stewards to start* an investigation into Keeghs rid" on tin- 01 raaesa of his bad defeat last Saturday. Trainer V. H. Spence critic ized Kcoghs efforts sever ly at the time and refused to put him up today. Anoth. r thrilling chapter of accidents occurred Hearing the finish of the race just referred !•. Blanche . fell in the nog-like going and Eduard.i. tailing to clear the st niggling horse and rider, also fell. For a miracle all four escaped unhurt, al though it seemed as if tin- two jockeys. A. Walsh and W. Fischer, must .-uroly be crashed to death, as the horses rolled over them repeaiedl. . First class weather prevailed, which was prob ably tie- chief contributing factor to Sitae! the big crowd which enjoyed tlie s|iort.

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