Oakland Favorites Prove Delusive.: Good Ones Beaten All Along the Line--Gemmell Passes to a New Owner., Daily Racing Form, 1908-05-16


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OAKLAND FAVORITES PROVE DELUSIVE Good Ones Beaten All Along1 the Line Gemmcll Passes to a New Owner Oakland Cal May 15 William Walker a shrewd judge of horseflesh bought the crack local sprinter Gemiuell for 5000 today The horse was on the cars ready for shipment to Butte Montana the home of his then owner II I Wilson when the game redheaded horseman just mentioned decided to invest every dollar of his available cash to secure a really good horse and recklessly offered it to the unsportsmanlike plutocrat Genimell as a race horse belies his looks in the most extraordinary way and is very nearly the best horse that has been bred in California during the last decade decadeTodays Todays card yas good and exceptionally prom ising on paper Very few of the good things mater ¬ ialized however The defeats of Massa in the third Ocean Queen and Manretanla J I Millins entry In the Lime Point Handicap and of Native Son in the closing race spelled heavy financial loss to the plunging contingent The victories of Crea ¬ tion at 13 to 1 Alice Collins at i to 1 ami Belle Kinney at 20 to 1 were wholly unexpected and vir ¬ tually left the layers with clean sheets in their respective cases casesAfter After patiently qualifying with Romanoff M 1 Daly sent him out heavily backed and won the open ¬ ing race for threeyearold maidens with ease easeCreation Creation Thomas II Williams highpriced colt ridden in superb fashion by his lightweight jockey Gilbert earned a sensational victory in the third race Tho prohibitive priced favorite Massa was beaten off This was regarded as the highest upset of the afternoon It developed however that Massa had been cut down on the lirst turn and necessarily eliminated as a contender contenderThe The deceptive going enabled Barney Schreibers filly Alice Collins to score over the six juveniles opposed to her including such good ones as Ocean Queen Maurelania anil Blameless Two prominent eligibles in this race Captain John and Woodlandcr were unexpectedly withdrawn Mr Cahill refused to start his grand colt because Walter Millers ser ¬ vices were not available and Woodlander was scratched because he had thrown out a splint during the forenoon

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