Favorites in Poor Luck: Five of Six Deceive Their Backers in Yesterdays Oakland Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1908-11-21


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FAVORITES IN POOR LUCK. JFTVE OF SIX DECEIVE THEIR BACKERS IN YESTERDAYS OAKLAND RACING. President "Williams Sonalto Proves tho Surjjriso of tho Afternoon Forco Defeats Sem-proni Once More. San Francisco, Cal., November 20. Tho long-continued spell of good luck enjoyed by tlie speculatively inclined anions tlie local race-goers was rudely interrupted at Oakland today when live outsiders in t!ie betting captured their respective races, leaving only a Solitary favorite. Force, at prohibitive odds, to rewitrd form players and help maintain the -high average of winning choices, which has been such a marked feature of tlie racing at this meeting. Proceedings began with what was probably the worst break of the afternoon when Thomas H. Williams Sonalto, at 20 to J, a full-brother to Alsouo, won. Mr. Williams paid a big price for Sonalto as a yearling and litis is the iirst time he lias shown anything out of the ordinary. The remainder of tho card was composed entirely of selling affairs, the winners including Force, Calla. Nebulosu;?, IM Uall and Metlukatla. Jockey Shilling made his reappearance after a weeks absence on the ground and at his first at tempt rode Force to victory in the second race. Tlie jockey had only one other mount during the afternoon and that, was on his employers horse. Hilly Bowlegs, in the fourth race on which lie tin- Ished last. It is said that It. L. Thomas entertain tlie Idea that his rider was discriminated against by the stewards, when they failed to make the reservation in his favor which they did with Walsh and Gilbert by allowing them to ride for their own statics and. for that reason, has concluded to re- -dfci i siillliugs mounts to his and Ilildrelhs horses, tne latter having second call. The weather was threatening and a couple of light Khowers fell, which, however, did not affect the track. For the card, day ami track the attendance was sulliciently encouraging. Jockey Merritt ltuxton. whose riding had been restricted to the Fleur de Lis Stable during the lon Seattle meeting, lias been restored to favor. Archibald, the best jockey developed during the past summer, is sick with the grippe. Royal Tourist, Sugannaid, Montgomery, Projuicio. Cal. tain John, l!ig Chief, llampass. Strike Out and King James worked satisfactorily during the morning. The Schwartz yearlings auctioned off yesterday void cheaply. Kleiner Vogel, full-brother to the sprinting celebrity, Pajaroita, and tlie star of the sale, liroiight the top price, . II. O. Bodwell, purchaser. y W. T. Killings secured Klectrogowan for $."!. Both are reputed very fast. Billings also bought Teirago for $;!0i and Abe Lowe for 15. Apto Pioprio went to W. L. Stnnfield for 00 and Joe-neth to T. II. Ilunsecker for 00. The total was ,075. and the average $:U0. Recent arrivals are Joe Scherrer, J. 12. Ilittig, A. Sturgis:;. W. F. Kapp. with Iriuce Frederick and Inspector Bird, from Salt Lake City; Phil Reilly. AY". O. Joplin. from Latonia, with only one horse. Arena, and Benny Jacobs, who made all of Butlers riding engagements heretofore and will continue tc do so at Oakland. The Lllison jockey himself arrived from Cincinnati this afternoon. Bookmakers Henry; Haines and A. Fontelicu. who originally intended to join the local ring on their arrival Saturday notiDed tlie management that they would proceed to Santa Anita instead. B. J. Farris has requested stalls for twelve horses from Houston, Tex. The Oakland division of William Gersts stable is due to arrive Saturday morning.

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