Bad Weather at Oakland: Rain and Cold Fail to Dampen the Ardor of Devotees of Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1908-03-06


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"J . A ■ ■ ; ; I BAD WEATHER AT OAKLAND. RAIN AND COLD FAIL TO DAMPEN THE ARDOR OF DEVOTEES OF RACING. Import, Under Light Weight. Wins Chief Race of the Day — Minnie Bright Finishes in Front-Smiley Corbetts Great Speed. Oakland. Cal., March 5.— The 3,000-odd racegoers who journeyed to Oakland today under acutely disagreeable weather conditions and shivered through the running of the good card, were well rewarded for their pains, for they beat five of the races well and stood the layers off in the main feature, the Colma Handicap, at a mile, won by Import, the extreme outsider, at 11 to 1 in the betting. The game little Peep oDay three year-old, after trailing the fast horses opposed to him, including Massa. Fred Bent. Judge Nelson and Tom Shaw, for six furlongs, overhauled and passed them as if they were anchored midway of the stretch. The winner is the most consistent and popular horse in local training and has been admirably and honestly handled by Jakie Jones, the former well-known jockey. The sport began auspiciously "with a success for Barney Schreibers two-year-old Balgowan filly, Minnie Bright. The outstanding feature, however, iu a racing way, developed with the phenomenal and dazzling speed displayed by Smiley Corbett in the closing race at six furlongs. This gigantic Tod-dington three-year-old became the center of attraction immediately afterwards and there were many horsemen present w1k predicted a great future for the colt if he continues to train in a satisfactory manner. As usual. Mr. Williams brace of crack saddle artists. Miller and Gilbert, carried off the jockey honors, the champion scoring two firsts, while the lightweight earned one victory, two seconds and one third. "Midget" Andy Walsh is looming up as a promising jockey prospect. For his size and weight his equal lias not been seen around here in a decade. Emil Herz and Al Koenigsberger engaged in a warfare of words in the ring just after the last race was run and honors were even. The notorious Koenigslierger, however, was warned by secretary Perry W. Treat that a repetition of the offense would result in his instant expulsion from the track. Starter Dwyers work this week has been first-class and his enforced departure for Santa Anita next week is deplored by the public. Jockeys Kirschbauui and Stuart were fined 0 each by the starter yesterday. Buxton was set down for three days. There is a report that the Santa Anita meeting will be extended fifteen and possibly thirty days. E. Hildebrand shipped his horses to Santa Anita yesterday. Mabel Hollander was badly cut down In her last race. Miller will have the mounts on Jocund, Carrie Thatcher and Talentosa, Gilbert on Alice Collins. Billy Myer. Bye Bye II. and Western, and Willie Knapp will ride J. R. Laughrey and Mitre in to- morrows races. Sewell is recovering and indications are that he will soon be ready for a best effort. Mansard and Bill Curtis have been put on the doctors list and Little MtrthfuPhas been ruled off for bad acting.

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