Battle Of Turf Giants: Exterminator and Boniface Again Clash with Usual Result.; Pimlicos Record Crowd Treated to Wonderful Struggle and Spectacular Finish., Daily Racing Form, 1922-05-07


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1ATTLE OF TURF GIANT Exterminator and Boniface Again Clash with Usual Result Pimlicos Record Crovd Treated to Wonderful Struggle and Spectacular Finish i BALTIMORE Md May C Once again those two veteran giants of the thoroughbred world Exterminator and Boniface met in battle array at the famous old Pimlico course And once again that mighty pair of race horses in a sensational race and spec ¬ tacular finish virtually stampeded the thous ¬ ands and thousands of spectators that filled every available space of the commodious home of the Maryland Jockey Club into a frenzy of excitement and enthusiasm Great was the cheering of that immense concourse of people as Exterminator and Bonifaca came racing through the stretch measuring stride for stride as they valiantly fought for the honors of the Pimlico Spring Handicap the principal offering of an exceptionally attrac ¬ tive Saturday program programThe The story of the race adds another bright page to Marylands turf history Here it is The start was a poor one Registrar and Exterminator left together while Bonifaca was away in a tangle and Polly Ann re ¬ fused to start Registrar went to the front rounding the first turn while Johnson rated Exterminator in closest pursuit Boniface gradually improved his position and racing on the outside of the others was soon in a contending position Bunga Buck was rac ¬ ing forwardly but the pace was too fast and he dropped back rounding the far turn Ex ¬ terminator then came around Registrar and Turner noting this move sent Boniface after the leaders The latter was soon alongside of Exterminator and then the real battle be ¬ gan Head and head they raced neither gaining an inch while Johnson and Turner rode with all the skill and vigor at their command The lionhearted Exterminator with his head in front refused to give way and in a terrific finish earned the verdict of the judges while the plaudits of the big crowd rang in his ears as he vanquished his great rival in a contest that was a duplicate of there last meeting on which occasion Boniface was the winner The race was remarkably fast the mile in 13975 and the mile and a sixteenth in 1 45 over a track that was slow and far from its best bestSECONDARY SECONDARY FEATURE TO ORIOLE ORIOLEJ J K L Ross supplied the first and second horses in the running of the Jockey Club Handicap when Oriole led home Sailing B by a short margin with Minute Man in third place The winner was ridden by jockey Erickson and this marked his first mount of the year The Ross pair were prohibitive choices in the speculation and on todays race Sailing B was much the best The start found Oriole away in front pressed by Minute Man while Sailing B got away last The latter reared as the webbing was re ¬ leased Oriole set a fast pace and Minute Man was closest in pursuit while Alice C and St Quentin raced heads apart Rounding the far turn Turner sent Sailing B after the leaders and took the outside route Sailing B closed in on Oriole in game fashion and Turner took him under stout restraint Ori ¬ ole attempted to savage his stablemate in the final seventy yards and Sailing B was pulled up sharply but still had a wide margin over Minute Man ManR R T Wilsons twoyearold Tall Timber a son of Campfire Pixy proved much the best in the running of the Pimlico Homebred Purse when he easily defeated Thomas Clydes Catapult Third place fell to Jolly The Wilson starter was away sluggishly from the post while Catapult was away quickly The Clyde representative went to the front with a rush and he opened up a long lead However Butwell sent Tall Timber in pur ¬ suit of the leader and circling the others had assumed the lead before the first quarter mile had been traversed Once in front Tall Timber showed a disposition to bear out and made a wide turn into the stretch while Catapult saved ground Catapult failed to improve his position under pressure while Tall Timber was under restraint at the finish Work on the erection of the new clubhouse at Havre de Grace started this week when the present structure was moved to the spot now occupied by the jockeys room Charles Hagan agent for the Brookdale Stable of Barrie Out departed for Toronto last evening eveningI I J W Beans Plucky was scratched due to a spell of coughing which developed late yesterday afternoon afternoonI I Jockey John Williams will leave for To ronto to ride Shoulder Arms in the running of the Kings Plate Trainer Nixon has secured a call on Williams services for the summer

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