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POOR FIELDS AT OAKLAND. DRYING AND STIFFENING TRACK KEEPS GOOD HORSES IN STALLS. Big Offer for a Two-Year-Old — President Williams Loses a Horse Through a Run-up. j Oakland. Cal., January 2. — Emil nerz made the first big tender this season for a thoroughbred racer, when he offered ,500 for Lee Rose, the strapping big St. Avonicns — Lavena C. gelding that won the first juvenile race of the year In such commanding style on New Years day. O. A. Bianchi, better known on the turf as "Baggie Smith." is the fortunate owner and developer of this promising youngster, and will not sell his colt for less than 0,000. Herz is having a very prosperous season on the local turf and is well able financially to go info racing again on a big scale if he so desires. It is thought that Lee Rose will change hands within the next twenty-four hours, as there are several intending purchasers of the youngster. The drying-out process has commenced under the present spell of good weather, and the track Is steadily growing slower and more deceptive. Still, the very moderate class horses engaged during the afternoon ran fairly true to form, favorites and outsiders sharing equally in the racing honors. One of the interesting incidents that cropped up during the racing was the 00 boost of Thomas H. Williams colt, Huerfano, by Al Coney, and the subsequent letting go of the winner for 00. Tawasentha was claimed out of the second race by C. Heifers for 25. His own horse, Sam Barber, the winner, had previously been bid up from 1908.sh00 to 00, and bought by A. Martinez, bis former owner. Jake Holtman will replace Dwyer as starter af Oakland next Monday. J. O. Keene has shipped Red Leaf and Clamor, his two Burns Handicap eligibles, to Santa Anita, where they will receive their preparation for the big 0,000 race.