Metropolitan Takes The Handicap.: Beats Balronia in Sharp Drive at Oakland--Selling Race Activities Continue., Daily Racing Form, 1910-11-24


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METROPOLITAN TAKES THE HANDICAP Beats Balronia in Sharp Drive at Oakland Soiling Bace Activities Continue Oakland Cal November 23 Metropolitan a heavily backed favorite wou the El Rio Key Han ¬ dicap by a neck from Balronia at Oakland today This Rice was the feature of the card and presented an open aspect Thistle Belle made most of the pace but Metropolitan caught her before the stretch was reached He then stood off the challenge of Balronia gamely gamelyThrough Through beating the barrier Abella a 15 to 1 chance took the twoyearold race from Dacia the favorite Madeline Musgrave came Hack after win ¬ ning yesterday and landed the third race at odds of 15 to 1 William Walker bid her up to 800 and B John of the Ontario Oregon Stable went to 900 at which figure he secured her Frank Doss then claimed Raleigh forl275 forl275Special Special Delivery proved a disappointment in the fifth Sake won this ractf in a drive with Sir Angus Chantilly starting for the first time was an easy winner in the last race raceT T H Stevens string of eleven horses arrived last night from Kentucky The list includes Acolin Anno Kevere AMI Agare Icariau Pavan Agog Rita Klino Sea Coast and Fez FezWilliam William Walker is the new owner of Milpitas which horse was sold yesterday yesterdayWord Word has been received that Ab Stemlcr an old time California trainer is dead Me had been ailing for some time and had been unable tofollow his pro ¬ fession for several years In the late eighties Stembler trained for the late L U Shippee of Stockton such horses as Take Notice Lttdovic and Picnic When Burns Watcrhouse embarked in racing Mr Stembler was selected as trainer Ha handled Lovdal Gladiator and Mallard Later 1 trained for Joo Terry of Sacramento and handled the good mare Fleur de Lis when she beat Satsumi and WhaterIou in the Burns Handicap Among others the dead trainer handled such wellknown per ¬ formers as Arbaces Luinina Divina Lodestar Konic and Bueno Mr Stembler was a faithful arid conscientious trainer and his death will undoubtedly be read with regret by horsemen all over the country

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