Some Excellent Racing At Oakland.: Frank Flittner Takes the Chief Race in a High Class Performance., Daily Racing Form, 1908-05-06


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SOME EXCELLENT RACING AT OAKLAND OAKLANDFrank Frank Flittner Takes the Chief Race in a High Class Performance Oakland Cal May n The beautifully bred five yearold Frank Flittner demonstrated what a really good horse lie was by taking up 111 pounds and winning the Metcalf Handicap at Oakland today with tlie obscure jockey Rettig up from Cabin J C Clem Logistilla Kdwlh T Fryer Northwest and A Muskoday all lightly weighted horses of good elass In the actual running Cabins advantage at the start proved his undoing in the end Lack ¬ ing the very necessary adjunct of a fast pacemaker lit was compelled to make his own running and despite a slow first half succumbed finally to the stouthearted top weight in the belated closing sprint to which the nice had been reduced reducedThe The sport closed with a six furlongs sprint in which Thomas II Williams brilliant sprinter and record breaker Prejnicio was a starter held at prohibitive odds in the betting and thought to be unbeatable by those opposed to him But the black whirlwind with Miller up was defeated by lurning lliih at 20 to 1 in about the most pronounced npsor of the present meet ing The remainder of the card was devoted to selling platers platersTlie Tlie crack Applegate apprentice jockey A Walsh sustained a painful injury to his right eye while riding Wap in the third race He was struck by a stone and unable to see afterwards lie was quickly taken to a specialist who saw the optic nerve had been paralyzed All of Walshs riding engagements for the remainder of the afternoon were cancelled cancelledJockey Jockey Mclntyre became suddenly indisposed after his defeat on Cabin in the fourth race and was un ¬ able to ride afterwards afterwardsWap Wap was claimed out of tlie third race for 1000 by H G ISedwell a mighty cheap horse at that price W Walker also claimed Netting out of tlie fifth for 7SV 7SVJ J 15 Smith a starter in the third race yester ¬ day ran into the fence sustaining a fracture of the left shoulder Gargan the jockey was seri ¬ ously injured and was removed to the hospital Jockey hospitalJockey Kent was suspended for ten days by starter Dwyer for misbehavior at the post

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