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CALIFORNIAS BUSIEST RACING SEASON Nearly Half a Million Dollars Distributed for 960 Races in 160 Days. San Francisco. Cal.. May 2.3.- Since the opening of tin- present season of racing at Oakland, November 17 last, the New California Jockey Club has distributed among the horsemen nearly a half million dollars. To be exact, the distribution in stakes and purses for the 960 races decided during the tirst lC,o days, ending yesterday, was !»4.2i!5. The meeting will dene June 22. making a total of is? days racing. S. C. Hildreth. heads the list of winning owners with forty-two races and Jf.Tl.140 to his credit. Of the tlliti horses that have earned money, l.ogistilla is the leader with, five victories aa ! ss.7:i.v Though lie did not begin riding uniil December T and took his departure February 24. Walter Miller beads the list of winning jockeys. His record for the awetJag is tis wins out of SIS mounts. The season has been a record breaker in more Way* than one. ll was freely predicted in the east i" lee tin- opening of the season that, owing- to the lire, the meeling couhl not lie made a financial success. This,, predictions were not int tided as a knock in many cases, but the writers underestimated the popularity of racing in California and Ihc Spirit of t.,e western people. The present MS son will average re books than any meeting ever gives by tin- New California Jockey Club. The gate receipts will doubtless aggregate more than any other year. The money given away by the association has been well dtstribated among the owners who came here with a fair class of horses. At tile close of tin- raehsg season, the records will probably show lhat more horses were started than .11 any Meeting ever held west of Chicago. The unfortunate feature is that many owners came here with horses that are hopelessly outclassed, and it is next to impossible to condition a raee in which some of them could he given a chance. It is remarkable how some trainers will persevere year after year with live or six year old maidens. hoping to eventually land some kind of a race. This was a disastrous day for the talent at Oak land. Not a favorite succeeded in getting ho The card lor tomorrow- is mainly devoted to selling platers but with such useful horses as Daredagtaa, Ixaiennina. Swede Sam: Budget, Good Cheer. Sea Air: Royal MaxJm. Sachet. Treasure Seeker; Ocean Shore. Native Son. Sngarmaid; Funny Side. Sahara. Cniiilian; Security. Lscalante and Kokoino among those likely to run some good racing may be wit-Besaed. h. Forsiand.