Exterminator the Great: Makes Auspicious 1922 Debut in Winning Harford Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1922-04-16


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EXTERMINATOR THE GREAT i ♦ Makes Auspicious 1922 Debut in I Winning Harford Handicap. i % Record Crowd Sees Inauguration 1 of Havre Racing — Lucky Hour Victorious. ♦ HAVRE DE GRACE Md., April la— Willis Sharpe Kilmers Exterminator, "lion of the turf," surprised the spectators at Havre l de Grace when he was returned winner of ; i the Harford Handicap from J. K. L. Ross Billy Kelly and W. L. Olivers Dexterous. ! Few believed the champion American Cup horse and long-distnce racer would show to advantage at such a short distance as that of the Harford. That he did is the story of ■ the race. Here it is. The overnight bulky field had been 1 mercifully cut down by scratches until an 1 even dozen faced the barrier. The start found the field, with the exception of Bygone | Days, away in perfect alignment and Turner Bent Billy Kelly to the front. The advantage was of short duration, as Dexterous soon 1 wrested the lead and set the pace. Billy 7 Kelly and Exodus were next in order while ! Exterminator was brought to the outside and, This order was maintained until the turn for home, where Billy Kelly and Exterminator moved up. Lang went to the whip on Dexterous, but the latter could not stand off the determined challenge of the Ross starter. ■ Exterminator was brought to the outside and 1 racing in the middle of the track, caught and 1 passed Billy Kelly, but was ridden out to make the victory secure. Cheer after cheer rang out as Exterminator • crossed the winning line, nor was the ever " popular Billy Kelly, which had won this • same stake feature three years in succession, • 1919, 1920 and 1921, forgotten as he strove I valiantly to keep up with the big Kilmer " gelding. Dexterous, one of the extreme out-aiders • in the betting, finished a bang-up third, after setting the pace from the start. Racing was inaugurated at Havre de Grace this afternoon under ideal overhead conditions • and the crowd in attendance outnumbered ■ all previous gatherings at the Harford I County track. The grand stand and club house inclosure were jammed and standing r room was at a premium. The track, drenched 1 by severe rains of the past few days, was in i poor condition, being lumpy and slow. VIOLINIST MEETS DEFEAT. The Chester Purse, at a mile and seventy yards, in which H. C. Fishers Derby candidate - Violinist, made his first Maryland appearance, - brought a well-matched field to the post and the talent were handed another • surprise when W. Fenwicks Dresden was home first, a winner, ahead of Violinist and I Polly Ann. The winner was neglected in the ; speculation and returned the largest dividend I of the afternoon. By Jiminy was away r quickly and followed by Violinist, Sea Pirate and Polly Ann. By Jiminy began to tire and I Violinist was sent to the front. The son of f Dcik Finnell attempted to run out nearly ■ all the way and entering the stretch came » wide. Dresden, ridden by Penman, saved I ground on the stretch turn under punishment, got up to win by a short length, while Violinist - was only a short margin ahead of Polly r Ann. Violinists race was a good one and it t earned for him many new admirers. He was away slowly and forced the older horses to tire when Lang sent him to the front and I Lad he not run out might have won. Jockey Penmans eastern debut this year . was an auspicious one when he piloted Harry , Payne Whitneys Enchantment home an easy winner in the opening dash of the day, with i Better Times and Cartoonist finishing second I and third, respectively. The race was for • two-year-olds at one-half mile and it brought I together a promising-looking band of young . horses. The start, a good one. found Kum-mer ! away quickly with Better Times, closely r pressed by Ghost, from the Salmon stable, while Enchantment was racing in third position. ! This order was maintained for the best t part of the first quarter, when Penman moved 1 up with the Whitney representative rounding the bend. Enchantment ran green, but t overhauled the leader and drew away with l consummate ease. Better Times had no mishap - and saved ground throughout. Cartoonist - is probably the largest two-year-old 1 ing training and he came from quite a distance - back when settled into his stride, , finishing gamely. King John, under a well-judged ride by r Koogh, was the winner of the sixth race, finishing ahead of Fluzey and Incog. The race, at a mile and a sixteenth, served to bring a well-matched field to the post in which the e public had a good line on the different starters. . The start, a good one, found Our Birth- . . Continued on eighth page. EXTERMENATOB THE GREAT S Con tinned from first page. day showing the most speed, and he went to b; the front, while King John was saved under M restraint. The pacemaker held sway to U the stretch, where Keogh was forced to come b to the outside when he called upon his mount. King John responded gamely and under a t to strong ride raced Fluzey into defeat and won 2 20 going away. V BETSINDA ITS TRIUMPH. a at Fifteen sprinters came out for the second v race of the afternoon and produced an ex- ], citing contest, in which Betsinda. a stoutly q supported odds-on coupled choice, was an r, easy winner from Turnabout and Wrecker. c, The winner was ridden by jockey Lang and h it also marked his first mount of the day. e Frvm a good start Rolo set the pace, followed by Wrecker, while Betsinda was in striking £ distance. The field was closely bunched at a all times during the entire dash. When j rounding the far turn into the stretch Lang called upon Betsinda and she responded with t, to a rush and was drawing clear at the finish. e The race for second place was closely con- j B. tested and Turnabout got up in the final strides to win from Wrecker. __ r The Lexington Stables Lucky Hour took r the Tip Top Purse, which was framed for y throe-year-olds, at five and a half furlongs, v in an easy manner from Caretaker, while third money fell to Last Effort. The race attracted considerable attention from horsemen and trainers due to the fact that it served to introduce several probable starters for the rich three-year-old races to be decided ii this spring. The winner showed a capital performance in gaining the verdict. He was ridden by jockey Schuttinger and was on e, the inside and could not secure a clear course until racing around the last turn, then closed P P. with a rush into a good lead and was easing B at the end. The finish for the short end of L the purse between Brainstorm and Last Ef- E fort was a good one, the latter getting up in the final strides. Lucky Hour was backed into favoritism and netted but a meager divi- _ deiul. C. W. Foreman claimed Smarty from Mrs. o S. C. Penham following the last race at Bowie yesterday afternoon for .5SS. .% Trainer Louis Garth reported that three c of his two-year-olds. Reformer, Tassel and Southern Belle were on the ailing list with Ii bucked shins. Trainer W. Irvine of the E. F. Whitney _ stable has the two-year- old Radiant. Racket, Heel and Taps and Zuleika on the shelf suf- a fcring from bucked shins. BABY GRA TD ON THE SHELF. £ l .T. K. L. Ross Baby Grand picked up a nail yesterday and will be thrown out of a training until later in the year. Sheridan Clarke, racing secretary of Dor-val Jockey Club, was an arrival from Brook- -lyn today and will remain for the meeting. Trainer James Healy has purchased from ■ J. Lumsden of Ottawa. Ontario, the horses f he had in training for him last year. j J. A. C Xiehaus reported the death of the 1 plater Smiling Lad this morning, which contracted pneumonia en route from Havana. Dr. F. W. Ash, paddock judge at Havana, W*M an arrival today. Commander J. K. L. Ross, accompanied by a party of prominent Montreal citizens, ar- rived this morning in his private car and will remain for a few days racing. The I party was as follows : Dr. H. J. Kingston, J Henry Molzon, J. Oppe, R. E. McDougall and G. W. McDougall. ! J. E. Griffiths St. Valentine picked up a nail yesterday and will be on the shelf for some time. Trainer E. Wayland reports that several of the Willis Sharpe Kilmer two-year-olds are 1 laid up with a slight touch of fever. Two others, Sunference and Sunsini, are laid up , , with bucked shins. Black Betty, a filly, the property of Milton Smith, grabbed herself this morning in a work-out and has been thrown out of training. The racing officials for the Havre meeting include: Steward representing Maryland 1 Racing Commission, George Brown, Jr. ; dele- , gate at large, Carlos M. De Garmendia ; ; f stewards, George Brown, Jr., Baker Waters, . ] EL P. Conkling ; judges, H. J. Morris, C. Cornehlsen, Joseph McLennan ; racing secre- . 1 tary, Joseph McLennan ; starter, James Milton. rROMOENT TURFMEX VISITORS. Among the visitors noted about the clubhouse and lawns were S. D. Riddle. Col. Rad- - ford, S. L. Jenkins, John J. Mahon, E. F. Simmons, Walter J. Salmon, Jesse L. Wat- . -son. Edward F. Whitney, Walter M. Jeffords, H. C. Fisher and Ral Parr. Jockey L. Ensors name was displayed on t the jockeys board to ride this afternoon, but t 1 . the Maryland Placing Commission denied him the privilege. Notification that he had been ] restored to good standing had not been received by the commission, which accounted for the ruling. Trainer J. E. Nash made his reappearance this afternoon for the first time in a week, J feeling vastly improved from his recent ill- , ness. Trainer Charles Casey of the Pelican Sta- ble announced that Oil Man was training • satisfactorily and would be a starter in the Preakness. | James Rowe. Jr.. who has the H. P. Whitney horses in training here, reported that another division of the stable would arrive later in the week. The division quartered ! here, in addition to the two-year-olds, are the three-year-olds Broomster, Rocket and Olympus. A two-year-old, Solica, belonging to the Ureentree Stable was also included in the shipment. Trainer T. J. Healy has twenty-one horses in training made up of the stables of R. T. Wilson and W. J. Salmon. Trainer Steve Lawler of the Allies Stable, the property of Frank Kinney, a Brooklyn theatrical promoter, reported this morning that the entire stable, fourteen in number, had been taken down with distemper. The following claims were lodged in the sixth race : G. L. Goodacre, for Tan Son, ,033, and George Alexander, for Fluzey, ,033. Betsinda changed hands following the running of the second race, going to O. B. Akers on his claim of ,850.

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