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DUKE OF MILANS TRIUMPH. GETS OFF BADLY BUT FINALLY WINS IN A METEORIC RUSH. Burns Handicap Field Reduced to Nineteen Good Eligibles — Jockey Moreland Under Suspension and Investigation. Oakland. Cal.. January 23.— Jack Follausbees old trainer, Harry M. Mason, got up from a sick bed aud came to the track to saddle the Duke of Milan for the closing race at Oakland today, although suffering from an incipient attack of pneumonia and in defiance of the doctors orders. The youngster was in a playful mood and delayed his departure from the post long enough to take a • nip at Barney Schreibers filly. Minnie Bright, ami got off badly, but got quickly down to the work before him. overhauled those in front of him one by one until nearing the finish he had only Minnie Bright to beat, passed the Schreiber filly with a meteoric end sprint and won a remarkable race, drawing out. The winners flight of speed was phenomenal, and was greeted with tremendous applause. A good card was partially spoiled by rain, which commenced falling just before fhe first race. Favorites and well backed horses, however, monopolized the card despite the very bad going. Walter Miller scored two successes and kept up his wonderful winning average. The public had all the l»est of the argument with the layers. There was no stake feature programmed, but the card was excellent. Todays rain disposed of any possibility for a good track on Saturday, therefore only tried mud runners will have any chance in the Burns Handicap. After yesterdays declarations the big race is left with nineteen eligibles as follows: Horse. Wt. Horn-. Wt. Riftt man 125 Royal Maxim 102 Early Tide UU A. Muskoday Ill Wing Ting 100 Johnny Lyons 104 Rapid Water 120 Montgomery 12*$ Logistilla 1 10 Colonel Jack 114 Joe Coyne 10.! Sidney F 105 Clamor 105 Oromoboi 100 Miss Officious 100 Massa 100 Dowupatrick lqo Edwin Gum Ho Monaco Maid 98 Jockey Moreland was suspended by the stewards today on account of a number of recent suspicious saddle efforts. E. Trotter had previously released his stable jockey.