Some Post-Saratoga Reflections: Experts Still Trying to Tell Why Exterminator Defeated Purchase, Daily Racing Form, 1919-09-02


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; ; SOME POST-SARATOGA REFLECTIONS S Experts. Still Trying to Tell Why Exterminator Qr Defeated Purchase. NEW YORK, N. Y., September 1. Quite a a number of horsemen agree that the defeat it of Purchase by Exterminator was due in part rt to Sam Illldrcths babying the colt instead of giving lg him a grueling preparation for a mile and three-quarters J- race, as did Henry MeDaniel for Exterminator. i- "Never did I send a horse to the post better t- prepared for a long race than was Exterminator," 1- said MeDaniel. "He is a horse that not only ly needs such work, but ha can stand it. Ho was is suited by the condition of the track, and this is probably assisted in his victory, though the going ig could not have been much against Purchase, as is he came close to the record though beaten. The ie result of the race shows both to be mighty good d horses, or they could not have equaled the record d made by Olambala and Africander over tracks that t were comparatively fast. It was one of those interesting contests that docs much for the turf, and ltl the more such races we can have the better for the le improvement of the American horses." W. S. Kilmer, the owner of Exterminator, exT - pressed himself freely after the race that it enhanced l the value of his stallion Sun Briar .considerably, l" as he considered Sun Briar superior to 0 Exterminator in every way, from one stride up to a four-mile dash. Mr. Kilmer has grounds for his ls opinion, as Sun Briar has repeatedly shown superiority :" to Exterminator in handicaps. Sam Hildreth n had little to say about the defeat of Purchase. !- "He was just beaten, thats all," said he. "Maybe " I did not have him screwed up quite tight lt enough, but he ran a good race, anyhow." Mr. Riddle, the owner of Man o War, was so elated over the victory of his colt in the Hopeful 1 that he said his only regret was that he was too heavy to ride him in the race. "If I could only do that my delight at owning such a beautiful horse ; would be complete. Geo. Odoni, who broke Purchase and trained him when a two-year-old, believes that Exterminators s superior mud running ability was the reason for his s victory. "On a fast track I think Purchase could beat him at least two lengths over the same course e and same weight conditions. Purchase is a good mud d runner, but Exterminator is a superior mudder," " said Mr. .Odoni. Mr. Garrison has shipped his stable of four r horses to Havre de Grace. It includes Be Frank, ;, Sub Rosa, Eddie Fuller and Dick Kelker, the last, t. three being two-year-olds. Charles F. Grainger, much benefited by his stay r in Saratoga, will remain here until the middle e of the month, when he will go to Kentucky. Ed Bradley will be at Belmont Park four or r five days before leaving for Kentucky. Ben Falk has decided, to. stay in New York for r a few days before returning to Detroit. Only four of eight cars loaded with horses that t left Saratoga on Sunday had arrived up to racing ; time today. Some of the horses on the late cars s were entered in todays races. Germa was one of f them. Considering the fact that Germa did not arrive 2 at the" track until a few moments before post t time, after a twenty-four hour car trip, she ran a 1 remarkable race. "It was no disgrace for Miss Jemima to be s beaten," said Ed Bradley. "She was giving the proverbial, ton of weight to every horse in the ; race." -.

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