An off-Days Racing at Oakland: Tony Faust Takes the Main Race-Shilling Rides Four Winners and Draws a Suspension, Daily Racing Form, 1908-11-13


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AN OFF-DAYS RACING AT OAKLAND. Tony Faust Takes tho Main Race Shilling Rides Four Winners and Draws a Suspension. San Francisco. Cal.. November 12. A host of IR-oplo witnessed todays excellent racing at Oakland and a majority of the speculatively inclined among them left the track heavy beneficiaries bo-cause of the formful results and forward running of tho favorites. The card was moderately attractive and consisted of one unimportant overnight feature in the Dickey Handicap, at seven furlongs, besides one condition race and four selling races at varying ilistances. Shilling began a series of riding triumphs In the second race on Force, and scored successively on Fred Bent and Tony Faust, then broke what would have been an afternoons complete sequence of victories by a lapse of a sensational character on Captain Kennedy in the fifth race. After his fiasco on that horse the crack rider wound up a big days work by landing Fireball in front without ever giving his backers a moments uneasiness. Shillings nose defeat on Captain Kennedy, after beating the barrier and leading to the final strides by a big and seemingly safe margin, was due to bis easing the second choice up at the end. Tills allowed the nearest and apparently hopeless pursuer, Billy Pullman, to get up in tho last half dozen strides. The result was so totally unexpected that r.ot one spectator in ten realized until the numbers went up that Shillings mount had lost. There was a mild demonstration when he came back to the stand, which was quickly hushed. The stewards suspended the culprit for one week. This will leave the present jockey idol only five days of riding on the local track before his departure for Santa Anita. Short-priced favorites practically monopolized the honors this afternoon, three of them leiug at almost prohibitive odds. Hildreth was well represented, with two winners. Force and Tony Faust. O. II. Ellison opened negotiations by telegraph on Monday for the services of jockey J. Butler, which proved successful. He was notified today by his agent. Will Wallace, that J. S. Hawkins had agreed to give him first call on the lad for the next five months at ,500 per month, besides additional pay at regular rates for winning and losing mounts. He should prove a great acquisition to the local riding contingent and will leave Cincinnati for the coast next Tuesday. I. McCarthy, S. C. Hlldreths recently engaged lightweight jockey, arrived today. P. T. Cbinn. Joe Rose. G. W. Whitey Langdon. George Patterson, Harry McKenna and George Hodman are also very recent arrivals from the east. The fast horse, Peter Quince, has been stopped In his work on account of lameness and will be blistered and turned out until spring. Meelick also went wrong this morning, but his owner thinks he may be patched up well enough to race by shoeing him with bar plates. All the other horsed in Hlldreths immense string are in good condition. Ellison engaged Miller today to ride Royal Tourist in the Oakland Handicap next Saturday. Resti-gouche will probably go to the post favorite for this rich stake. The Keene castoff has worked fast during the past ten days. A. D. Walstrom notified Secretary Treat yesterday that he would arrive at Oakland from Santa Anita within a day or two with Royal Ben, Suda and Free Knight the Bear.

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