view raw text
"1 F , ., 1; i t 1 x 1 . i I , I BLONDY SAVES THE TALENT. FOLLOWERS OF FAVORITES HAVE A TOUGH DAY AT OAKLAND. Miller Does Some More Rough Ridinq — Iras and Captain Burnett Winninq Lonq Shots — Track Dryinq Out, Oakland. Cal., January 21. — Ideal weather con. IN tkma prevailed at Oakland today. The card was! attractive and the attendance was unusually large. Thirty-five layers occupied positions in Hie big lint; .■■lid betting was remarkably brisk. Two pronounced upM-ts in tin- fourth and fifth marked the days racing. The pace in tlics, races was hopelessly in-efficient. The infant riders Kirschhatini and Bnxtoa rode the outsiders Iras and Captain Burnett to victory respectively. In each bnstaace Walter Miller i,„ie the runner-up. In the fourth, on the heavily backed Odda on favorite LaaeB and then on Invader, the receding favorite. The public had a disastrous day from a speculative Viewpoint, five favorites were beaten, and tlie odds aUmt ltlomly. the only winning tiist choice, were prohibitive. Some of the higgeel pluniring seen tills season was in evidence 011 this race. It took Millers licst efforts to laml the Jennings coil in front by a nose and a great siglt •; relief went up from his throng of anxious backers. The extraordinary improvement shown by Hodge-thorn was everywhere remarked upon. Mclntvre. the rider of the favorite. I.onhctir, in the introductory sprint for tnw-yeai olds. wasi roughed" all over the course by Miller on Altadice and sustained an unlucky defeat. The agtrrieved Jockey bulged a claim of foul, which tlie stewards after brief deliberation dismissed. The track is drying out rapidly and should he at its best with a continuance of good weather during; the week. Edith James was claimed by J. Armslrong out of the third race.