Muddy Track at Oakland: Some Unexpected Results Attend the Races as a Consequence, Daily Racing Form, 1908-02-29


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I S MUDDY TRACK AT OAKLAND. SOME UNEXPECTED RESULTS ATTEND THE RACES AS A CONSEQUENCE. Colonel Whites Victory Displeases and the Horse Is Barred — Mendons Owner Overlooks a Good Thing — W. Knapp to Have License. Oakland. Cal.. February 2S.— Tlie rainfall of the night before made the track sloppy for the running of todays excellent card at Oakland, and the natural and looked-for "form reversals materialized. Colonel Whites remarkable acrobatic stunt in the closing race was the most conspicuous of the afternoon. The hisses which greeted his victory were a fair reflection of public opinion. As a matter of fact, the erratic six-year-old son of Clifford and Lacona is very partial to soft going and, finding todays muddy track grateful to his tender and shelly feet, proceeded to extend himself, which was all that he had to do to beat, without much effort, the kind opposed to him. The stewards took the audible expression of the publics sentiment so much to heart that they issued a ruling forthwith that Colonel White would not be allowed to race on the local track until further notice. The odds against Dr. Rowells horse receded steadily in the betting and the bookmakers were practically left with clean sheets. Walter Miller rode him in his usual masterly fashion. Thomas H. Williams pair of race riders. Miller and Gilbert, monopolized the jockey honors, each riding a brace of winners in respectively Standover and Colonel White and Reservation aud Billy Myer. Technically, only two favorites were successful and the public had a trifle the worst of its ring operations. A. F. Dayton had a good horse in Meudon, the winner of the opening race, but he did not know it and allowed the fleet Dorian gelding to go to the post practically unbacked. Willie Knapp said today that he had received a letter from Jockey Club sources requesting him to send in an application for a jockeys license for next season without delay. Knapp has been engaged to ride Benvolio in the Thornton Stakes at four miles. John Lowe was badly pummelled by George Reardon, who is a son-in-law of John W. Schorr, just at the close of the betting on the last race today. It is said that Lowe was drunk and persisted in annoying "Wally" Briukworth, the bookmaker for Reardon, during the afternoon. The following are supplementary entries to the Thornton Stakes: Livius, Red Leaf, Byronerdale, Logistilla. Treasure Se.-ker and Benvolio. Orchans entry will be refused in future. He is a bad actor at the post.

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