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HANBRIDGE IN GOOD FORM. SCORES AT HIS FIRST START IN CALIFORNIA i AND DEFEATS CREATION AND SEWELL. Eyebright Wins the Principal Race of the Afternoon Jockey D. McCarthy Returns to Oakland Miller Rides Two Winners. San Francisco, Cal.. December !. Hanbridgo. one if the seasons high-class three-year-olds of the middle west racing, signalized his first appearance ill California by a victory at Oakland today. The course was very muddy and the public was deterred rrom backing the crack -colt lieeause of the belief that he lacked in condition to cope successfully with such superlative mud running opposition as Sowoll. Creation and Ocean Shore was conceded to be. Tlie result proved that Ilanlnidge was very nearly lit. as he engaged in a gruelling struggle for supremacy with Creation from the start and finally prevailed over the seasoned Williams representative at the end of a terrific closing drive, with Sewell hopelessly outpaced throughout and even unplaced at the finish, third honors going to Ocean Shore, at one time quoted at 100 to 1. J. Butler, on the winner, outjockeyed. Gilbert on the runner-up so palpably that a crowd gathered around the stewards stand and yelled foul. No claim was made, however, and the official confirmation was quickly displayed. The Withers Handicap, at a mile and an eighth, and the principal feature of an excellent card, was won all the way by Eyebright. Loyal and persistent supiwrt forced the winners odds down and his success aroused enthusiasm. D. McCarthy, after a brief absence at Santa Anita, made his re-appearance on Tony Faust iu this race and. because the popular lightweight jockey was astride the Hildreth horse, lie was made an unwarranted short-priced favorite iu the betting. He maintained a fast ami game, but unavailing, pursuit of the winner throughout and finished a good second. Milfords third was the surprise of the race. Such good ones as J. C. Core. Boggs and Cressina finished beaten off. Racing results included three favorites, one second and two tlwrd choices. Chief jockey honors went to Walter .Miller, who scored two wins and one third out of three mounts. The former champion is easily the best of the local riding contingent at present. He displayed his old ability in getting his mounts into their stride, a big advantage on a muddy track. Captain Kennedy in the first and The Englishman in the fifth, were two conspicuous examples. The former was bid up from ,000 to ,303 by .1. ,1. Flaunigan and bought in. Fancy, unplaced, was claimed by II. Mack, owner of the winner, for ,023. F. 1. Weir professed to be glad to lie rid of the Whitney cast-oft at what he terms a fancy price. Uurney Schreibcrs IS ill Laton made good at a prohibitive price in the second race and J. R. Laughrey with ridiculous ease in the third. The latter y.as bid up from 00 to 03 by J. M. Crane. .1. 15. Dunns big string got in from Santa Anita this morning. Tlie .Spreckels sale of yearlings advertised for yesterday was declared off. offerings failing to elicit bhltf with one exception. Sir Ralph Haines of England visited at the track today, lie is a member of an English, family prominent in racing on the other .side. The two-year-old stakes of the New California Jockey Club will close December fc.4. Bookmaker Lee Wagner joined the ranks of the layers at todays cut-in. High Private was worked seven furlongs today in 1:332 in preparation for the Iaeilic-Union Stakes. He was reported about breaking down very recently. Ed Heffuer received a letter from Superintendent Frank Clark, of Shcepshead Bay, today containing that gentlemans declaration that there will be plenty of good racing on New York tracks next summer. Joseph S. Emery, after whom the town of Emeryville was named, is at deaths door.