Miller Falls, but Escapes Injury.: Judge Hopper Resumes His Duties Two Jockeys Are Suspended., Daily Racing Form, 1907-01-08


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MILLER FALLS, BUT ESCAPES INJURY. Judqe Hopper Resumes His Duties — Two Jockeys Are Suspended. Oakland, Cal.. January 7. — K. C. Hopper resumed his duties as presiding judge and chief steward at Oakland today. Bitter cold and heavy rains are the prevailing weather conditions. The track has be-eenie a regular piagmire. save a strip of safe foot ing for thirty feet out from the inner rail. The n: tives enjoyed the unusual s] ectacle of a mantle of snow to the depth of several inches which covered the ground. Walter Millers horsemanship continues to monopolize interest in the local racing. He had four mounts today and scored with three of them Swagger. Lady Hildreth and Nealou and fell witli Dorado, the prohibitive favorite in the lift li. The accident occurred on the first turn in full view of the grandstand. A cry went up from the Spectators. Their alarm was i|Uickly allayed when Miller was seen to emerge from the mud and nimbly get out of the way. He returned to the stand al ear It unrecognizable from being enevt loped in I thick coating ol mud. The crowd cheered him. M. Buxton, the diminutive novice on Cheers, was responsible for the mix up and the stewards set him down for one week as punishment. W. Johnson, rider of Black Sam in the opening race, was indefinitely suspended for incompetency. Miss Killie was claimed oat of the tilth race by W. Walker for 1KB. Lady Hildreth, winner of the juvenile race, is reported to be the best youngster in Hildrcths stable which is credited with sheltering a Banshee of crackerjaeka.

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