Exterminator, of Course: Our Greatest Stayer Wins the Independence Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1921-07-05


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j ; . EXTERMINATOR, OF COURSE : Our Greatest Stayer Wins the Independence Handicap. Vast Crowd Views Latonia Racing and Is Well Rewarded with High-Class Sport. - LATONIA, Ky., July 4. Exterminator made a big gain toward his 00,000 goal this afternoon when he accounted for the Independence Handicap, worth 9,275, of which 5,725 was the net portion to the Kilmer representative. Woodtrap finished second and La Rablee third. The lowly Sea Prince led the others home and in doing so saved his entrance and starting fees. The mile and a half was covered in 2:30if,. Seven started in the race with Exterminator, ridden by E. Haynes, who came from the East this morning. A pronounced favorite, he justified it, for he won with all ease and demonstrated that he is still the great racer that has made for him a place at the top since his Kentucky Derby victory three years aso. Always under a tight rein, he indulged Woodtrap witli the lead until after a mile and a quarter of the race had been covered, then Haynes called on him and in a brief space he had headed Woodtrap and was well on his way to victory. In the last eighth, finding Woodtrap still hanging to him closely, Haynes shook him up some, but it was unnecessary. Wood-trap was doing his best and that was not good enough to again head Exterminatoiw.hlch- -won handily. Ji.it a full length. Woodtrap was almost two lengths, before La Rablee, which in the last quarter had made up ground in resolute style, but the last eighth found her tiring. Sea Prince, with his light weight, came along fast iu the stretch and had but little difficulty in the last sixteenth in overhauling Sands of Pleasure. The latter was given considerable betting attention by the westerners. Exterminators success makes it two stake victories in a row for the East, Flambette having captured the Latonia Oaks last Saturday. An attendance that exceeded by a goodly number the largest crowd that has witnessed racing here this year, sweltered in the intense heat and, seemingly, derived a wealth of enjoyment from the exciting racing on tap during the afternoon. The program as a whole was in keeping with the holiday occasion and most of the dashes brought to the post some of the best in these parts. The vastly improved Brookholt gave a sparkling exhibition in the secondary feature, a handicap at three-quarters, in which he carried 125 pounds to a well deserved victory in the fast time of 1:11, Angon, a notoriously bad post actor, lauding iu second place with the speedy Clio Clio just managing to last it out for third place after having shown a high flight of speed. Following dir-Jetly in their rear came Jack Hare Jr. and Rouleau, the latter about ripe for winning performances, for he closed an immense gap during the stretch drive. The disappointment here was High Cost, which quit badly in the stretch. SIR HUGH FINALLY GRADUATES. After several failures. Sir Hugh, a comer, graduated from the maiden ranks when he triumphed decisively over some speedy youngsters he met in the sixth race at five and a half furlongs. He hail his troubles during the early running when he was badly pocketed and kept in close quarters by the leaders, but McAfee persisted in his efforts to come through next to the inner rail and succeeded when the natural spread came on the stretch turn. With a clear course Sir Hugh sprinted into a good lend and won easily. Bonus again showed she is a good filly, for she began slowly and had to come around the others, but finished fast and gamely. Gearge J. Longs colors were in the van in the opener when Orlova showed the others the way to the finish, Col. Taylor landing in second place and Gipsy Queen third. The latter ran x good race, for she propped at the start and closed an immense gap to get up in time to head Julia N. for the short part of the purse. Edward B. McLeans silks figured in a victory when Saddle and Boots showed the way from the start in the second race to win from Blossom House and Hephaistos. The Moiitfort Jones pair, consisting of Lieut. Colonel and Widgeon, was highly regarded in the betting, but neither figured extensively in the running. Widgeon is said to be a good colt, but has not yet attained his racing levfs. Dona Ixiriotte and Humphrey figured ii a sharp duel in the third race, the former winning by a scant neck, with Ace in advance of May Bodine, a well intended one. It. L. Rogers bought privately from Hal Price Headley the filly Blossom House after she ran iu the second race. Young Adam was claimed in the last race for ,900 by T. F. Devereaux. The excessive heat was responsible for jockey Lilley being taken sick and forced to cancel his riding engagements for the afternoon. Trainer John F. Schorr will ship the Edward B. Mclicnit horses to Windsor next Sunday. Trainer J. Mooney will take the E. E. Mooar horses at. the same time to race on Canadian courses. Several of the McLean horses here will be shipped back- to his farm near Leesburg, Va., to be turned out. The horses owned by Frank J. Kelley, iu charge of trainer George Laud, were shipped to Empire City track yesterday to begin their eastern campaign, which will include Saratoga. Over two hundred racing enthusiasts came from Louisville this morning to witness the racing and returned to the Falls City tonight. Louis Tauber stopped off on his way to Louisville from Jersey City, where he witnessed the Dempsey-Cnrpentier fight. Lexington contributed an extensive delegation to witness todays racing. Jockey Murray i regarded as sufficiently recovered to leave the hocpital, but ha?, decided to rest until next fa!!, and will remain in these parti.. Jockey Wida is also progressing favorably, but it will be tome time before he rides again,

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