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OAKLAND RACING ORDINARY UNFAVORABLE TRACK CONDITIONS KEEP BEST HORSES IN STABLES. Burleigh Beaten by Ocean Shore DurnelL Asks a Favor from the Jockey Club. Oakland, Cal., December 17. C. E. Durnell sent a telegraphic request during the forenoon to the stewards of the Jockey Club for permission to sell his horses and transfer their engagements to intending purchasers. This was done at the sugges-; tion of Thomas II. Williams, who has finally announced that his line of action in the matter of their sale and eligibility to race on his track would be strictly in accordance with "the wishes of the metropolitan turf governing body. . Durnell said that he did not anticipate any unfavorable reply in view of the precedent the Jockey Club had established just after he was ruled off by the Pacific Jockey Club in 1905, when they allowed him to transfer his horses to other owners, uninenaced by any impairment of their standing on the. turf. Dur-nells jockey, Eddie Dugan, is under a suspension of ten days for alleged foul riding while on" College Widow in the fifth race on December 10. This explains his present absence from the saddle. Durnells present pllghf excites considerable sympathy among race-goers. The thirty-third days sport at Oakland proved uneventful and was only moderately attractive. Forinful racing developed despite the poor class of horses engaged on the, heavy and holding track. Favorites captured half of the card and a heavily backed second choice and two outsiders accounted for the three other races. Walter Miller had a bad day. He failed to land a winner out of five attempts, his record being one second, . two thirds and two unplaced. The lightweight jockey, E. Lynch, is coming rapidly to the front. He proceeded to follow up his two successes of yesterday by going one better today, winning in succession on three short-priced horses, Watchful, Ocean Shore and The Mighty. Splendid weather prevailed and the crowd was up to the usual standard in numbers. Robert Llyod, a prominent "Met," arrived, yesterday from the east. Emil Herz is operating a book in the ring under the name of the Nevada Club. Dr. II. E. Rowell has purchased the horse Mandator for ,100. .