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ARCHIBALD TO RIDE FOR JAMES MMANTJS. San Francisco. Cal.. April s. — Enfield beat Jim Gaffnoy in one of the closest finishes of the season at Oakland today. The pair fought it out through the final sixteenlh. and Jim Caffney would have won in another jump. These two horses had closed equal favorites-. Jim Gaffney having lieen backed down. A field of five went to the jwist and starter Dwycr sent thein away in perfect alignment. Tlicy ran bunched to the stretch, then Enfield and Jim Gaffnoy drew away. A. Williams was on Enfield and Archibald rode Jim Gaffney. Tlie finish aroused great enthusiasm. There were other close finishes. Klnar and Hush Money winning by narrow margins. Eliuir beat Abigail K. after the latter run away before the start. Netting was a faanj favorite In the last rail- nnd Barionicu cantered home. Al Koenigsheig bid her up from 00 to 00, hut she was retained. A telegram from Alex lie la Arena, secretary of the Mexican Jockey Club, brands as fake ami inaccurate in every respect a report sent out from Galveston to the effect that the Mexican government concession for racing at Juarez has been revoked. QetfM lias lieen bought by F. Devin and Co. and E. Kinneman has sold Combury to T. Lynn. H. I. Wilson has arrived here in the interests ol tin- Butte meeting. He would like to secure some of the time allotted to Salt Luke fit... James McMantts has arranged with jockey Archibald to ride for him for a year. The contract will be signed by the end of this month, when Archibalds contract with Garrity and Dunlap will expire. Archibald goes to New York Sundav and McMiinus will follow shortly. It was expected that Archibald would ride for O. A. Biaucbi on the New York tracks. When II. G. Bedwell lost Goldnnn by the selling race process he admitted that she was a good m. ire. but expressed tin- belief that no one else c mid train her and that no boy but jockey Shilling could ride her successfully. She has won her last three races at Emeryville ami has not been nasty aliout it. Paddy Lynch sends her into the paddock with a sorrel May, and the pony seems to Is- worse to handle than the mare. Lyuch says that the |M.nys fright is explained by the mares habit of picking him up and shaking him like a rat. Tlie ponv was a gift from S. C. Hihlreth to Tommy Lynch, the small son of Gohlfinns present owner. Although Bubbling Water is entered in many of the New York stakes. Molera and Josephs are in no hurry to ship east and may remain here until the close of the season.