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FAVORITES UNLUCKY AT OAKLAND. Prince of Castile and Sugarmaid the Only Ones to Score. Oakland, Cal., November IS. A procession of outsiders scored in succession at Oakland today, a break in the sequence riot materializing until the fifth race, when an odds-on favorite in Prince of Castile, came along and relieved the situation and witli the subsequent victory of Sugarmaid, another heavily backed choice, enabled the speculatively inclined public to pull itself out of acute financial distress at the last moment. "Tiny" Buxton showed to advantage on his brothers crack mare Sugarmaid. which was making her local debut of this season and incidentally cleaned up something like .",000 In wagers for the family coffers. The closing was the only race on the card with any pretension to good class in its contestants and it developed into a . spectacular and keenly contested struggle and the best horse won. The obscurely bred Sugarmaid, by Salvado, out of Saecharoid, recently acquired for 5,000 by her present owners, is one of the fastest race mares ever developed on the Pacific coast. Todays racing began with a victory for a HO to 1 chance, Wahoo. Then E. Lynch, one of the most promising of the local lightweight jockey division, by dint of superior saddle work, lauded Annie II. and Blanche C. in front, quoted at 7 to 1 each in the betting. With the failure of the odds-on favorite, Orchan, to get away in the fourth, Stornia successfully spreadeagled her eleven opponents. Guy Burns, the present jockey idol, had only two mounts during the afternoon. He was unplaced with the solitary Carman representative on the program. Friar of Elgin, in the opening race for two-year-olds, and finished a close third on Cioudlight in the last. Matt Dooley, former betting commissioner for R. F. Carman, left for the east last Sunday evening. It is rumored that his object in going to New York at the present juncture is to testify at the George Boles investigation. Jockey W. Knapp was at the race track today for the first time since his arrival from New York. Knapp said that ho knew nothing regarding the George Boles scandal, had not received any intimation from official sources that he was mixed up with it In any way, and would be glad to return to New York if wanted and would testify freely as to .what he knew, providing the Jockey Club defrayed the expenses of the journey.