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OAKLANDS SECOND DAY PROSPEROUS. Big Attendance Views Racing Furnished by tno Selling Platers Almost Exclusively. San Francisco. Cal.. November 9. Shilling, who was in partial eclipse on the opening day. demonstrated his superiority as a rider by piloting Woodcraft to victory in the most pretentious race on the program at Oakland today. The feature was at one mile and the winner was opposed by Fantastic. Fred Bent and Bellwether, ridden respectively by Buxton. Walsh and Sweet. The running developed such a scries of misguided attempts at horsemanship on their part that the big off-day crowd of spectators present joined in an involuntary and spontaneous outburst of applause for the successful jockey. The card was composed exclusively of overnight purses, five selling and one condition race, and its decision was marked by the almost uniform successes of public choices. Cotytto. fresh from a summer of racing on New York tracks, graduated from the maiden ranks at odds-ou in the betting. In her last previous attempt the Sprockets lilly finished a close second to Melisande for the Demoiselle stakes at Empire City in track record time. For the mediocre class of horses engaged the sport was of excellent quality. The book program was not rim. the better class of races failing to fill, so a make-sl.Kt program for the afternoon was the result. Some of President Williams horses will participate in the first fortnights racing at Santa Anita. TIipv will include Firestone and other stars o Ids big establishment. Miller and Sweet will be sent aloug to do the riding, while Gilbert will remain and hold forth on the local track. The opening days ring transactions were extraordinarily heavy. Settling day disclosed the fact that S. C. Ilildreth experienced one of the greatest losing days of his turf career. He furnished three defeated favorites. W. II. Osborne, special officer of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals, has been detailed to prevent the promiscuous use of bull whips on the horses while at the post by assistant starters. The contingent of local layers will be augmented by a number of frcsii arrivals in the coming week. The best known of those expected are George Hose, Barney Schreibcr, Joe Rose. Harry Froellch. It. S. Lloyd. C. F. Cella. Abe Levy. Charles Walters. Eddie Austin and Sam Franks. Frank Chance, captain and manager of the Cubs, lias been a conspicuous visitor at the track since the meeting began. Ike Harkelberg and Eddie 1 Gaines are also here. Thomas II. Williams will attend an important conference of stewards of the recently organized Mexican Jockey Club immediately on his arrival in the City of Mexico, where he has gone. Irish Lace, in A. G. Blakcleys -naiKnnatw-wa-left at Ogden on account of a sudden attack of illness. Jockey J. Lees present whereabouts are not known to trainer B. Colston of the Forsythe stable. lie was due to arrive from New Orleans this morning. Uncle. Colins most formidable two-year-old rival, and probably the best race horse at present In training in America, is working fast. The disabilities which have kept him in retirement for over a year have disappeared, the use of bar plates effecting a cure of his feet trouble. Other eastern horses of prominence in daily work and- forward preparation are Bestigouche, High Private. King James, Torbelllno. Dandelion, Fitz Herbert, iMeelick. Angelus. .Montgomery. Don Enrique. Royal Tourist. Westbury. Prejuieio. Jacobite. J. C. Core and Veil. E. C. Hopper, of the Licensing Committee, has said that the records of all applicants for licenses as jockeys and trainers would be carefully investigated before being acted on. The small army of jockeys and horsemen who got in trouble at the recent Seattle meeting will be flagged. W. II. Spence is training Astronomer for D. Gideon and General Haley for P. T. Chinn. Yesterdays arrivals were: L. C. Williams with four from Boise, James Coffey with the same number from Vancouver. L. T. Touhey from Sacramento with three and two carloads from the north. The stables of II. T. Grifiin. Mose Goldblatt. I. H. .Miller. George Odoni. Frank Weir. A. G. Blakcley and Charles Bowman are due the middle of the week. Belated stake nominations from Tom Shaw, including Golden Pearl, have been received. Eddie Dugan is galloping horses pf mornings for S. C. Ilildreth. The latters Santa Anita division of twenty horses will be sent south shortly. King James may not start until the Burns Handicap is run. F. M. Taylor will have charge of the Oakland portion of the string.