Repeaters In Big Stakes: Exterminator Kept Billy Kelly From Unique Feat in Harford.; Big American Stakes Show No Horse Has Ever Won Same Event Over Three Times., Daily Racing Form, 1922-05-19


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j j I j l j j j i REPEATERS IN BIG STAKES Exterminator Kept Billy Kelly From Unique Feat in Harford Big American Stakes Show Ho HoHorse Horse Has Ever Won Same SameEvent Event Over Three Times BY SALVATOR SALVATORExterminator Exterminator unkindly snatched away from persistent Billy Kelly the unique honor of winning the Harford Handicap at Havre de Grace four times in succession and there ¬ by establishing a record without precedent As a threeyearold the unsexed son of Dick Vvclles and Glena by Free Knight first won this feature with 110 pounds up That was in 1919 In 1929 ho was assigned 127 pounds but came right back again This led to his being steadied with 130 for 1921 but ajaln he brought it home in front Two pounds more plus Exterminator brought dcfat in his fourth essay But what a remarkable record it is even if the race is net a cas sic It is a fixture which has now been contested annually for ten consecutive years and his performances in it have added to Eiliys 510000Two winnings over 510000 Two features of stake racing arc always of interest These are the double and tlia repeat or if you choose rather so to call it the comeback But the real come ¬ back is really not so much a repeat as a return after the lapse of a year or years The instances in which doubles have been pulled off i e the winning the same season of two muchcoveted events are more fre ¬ quent than those of repeats Tears ago the Coney Island Jockey Club maintained an annual fixture for twoyearolds which was formally known as the Double Event and many crack juveniles attempted to win both divisions It was run no less than twentytwo times from 1889 to 1910 inclusive and during this period fivo different colts Torso 1889 Russell 1S90 Hornpipe 1893 Handspring 1S95 and Ornament 1S9G suc ¬ ceeded in their double effort Among those which tied and failed were such luminaries as His Highness Hamburg Water Pearl and Sir Martin MartinBILLY BILLY KELLY AT PIMLICO PIMLICOA A similar event of recent years has been the Pimlico Fall Serial WeightforAge race split into three divisions and dating from 1915 No horne has yet succeeded in whi ¬ ning all three divisions of this race The nearest approach has again been to the credit of Billy Kelly which in 1920 won tho first and third divisions and ran secjnrt to Mad Hatter in the second In the first division Billy Kelly also won in both 1919 and 1920 previous to which Leochares had done so in 191S1917 But third in the second division of 1916 was the best this gccd cam ¬ paigner ever did aside from that thatPerhaps Perhaps the ingenuity of commercialism may some day evolve some way in which the same horse can win a Futurity or Derby a second or third time Old fogyUm still persistent in some angles of racing thus far by allowing a colt to be a two or thrcoyear old only once in his life has defeated this laudable object In this age of fiftyyear old flappers that start everywhere in tho maiden classes this is certainly an anomaly so it may be supposed that in the fullness of time it too will be done away with And then of course there can be no legitimate ex ¬ cuse for snatching away a Man o War at the conclusion of his threeyearold cam ¬ paign In fact many benefits to the turf would undoubtedly accrue making the pros ¬ pect one of altogether fascinating possibil ¬ ities itiesREPEATERS REPEATERS TS ALLAGE EVENTS EVENTSHowever However thus far repeats and come ¬ backs must be sought for in allaged events only and of these the oldest of importance now existing Is the Saratoga Cup which was first contested in 1SG5 Perhaps Mr Vbs burgh will some day give us a serial history of this true classic of our turf similar to his recent interesting one of the Belmont Stakes it certainly affords scope for a won jdcrful review for the roster of its winners jis a veritable hall of fame And this roster reveals tho fact that Kentucky Lex ingtons great son winner of the inaugural race of 1S65 came right back and repeated his victory in 1SG6 1SG6j In 1874 Australians famous son Spring ¬ bok was the winner and in 1S75 he ran his celebrated dead heat with Preakness in rec ordbrcaking time In 1877 and 1878 Parole scored defeating in tho first instance Tom Ochiltree the victor the previous year Tho ncxt double was scored by General Monroe winner in both 1SS3 and 1884 Then there began to bo intermittent discontinuances of the race and it was not until Exterminator appeared that any horse achieved more than ia solitary triumph That great gelding after winning in both 1310 and 1920 could lind no opponent last season and then had a walk ¬ over thereby scoring the only triple in tho history of cup racing in America pevhaps the world worldRECORD RECORD OF CO3IEBACES CO3IEBACESThe The following is a list of repeats and comebacks in some of the famous fixtures of former days that are worth recalling recallingIJoestor IJoestor Stakes Stratosa IJv Parole 3 years In rafleCongress 1S70 ami affaln in 1S7S at 5 years rafle Congress Hall Stakes Saratoga IJy Lonnic LIs cio tlirce times in succession at the ages of 3 4 and 5 years In 1SS1 1SS2 and 1883 actl l y Los Angelos three times ia ftccessloa ia 1S 1 1830 and 1S31 she being then 4 5 and G years old Gleaner won in 1SS4 at 5 years and case beck three years later ia 1SS7 This event was a race of tlireequartcr mile beats beatsChampion Champion Stakes Monmouth Par By FIrenze 4 years In 1SSS and again at 7 years la 1891 tlio last content wau run at Jerome 1srt 1 miles milesXlonmonth Xlonmonth Ccp Monmouth Part Ry Longfellow 4 years In 1871 and a ain at 5 in 1S72 2t miles by Monitor 4 years in 1SS1 and azMn In 1SS3 nt C 12 miles by Hiss Voodford in 1883 2 miles and 188C l i miles at 5 and G years by FUenzc In 1883 and 1SS9 at G aud 7 years 1 miles milesLOUR LOUR Branch Handicap IJoamonta Park Bv Hon Itor In 1SS2 and 1883 at G and 7 years 1 4 miles milesAutumn Autumn Cup Bheophead Bay By Kole In 1SS2 and 1883 at 4 and 5 years 3 miles milesConey Coney Inland Car 8hocj ihead Bay By The Bard in 1837 and 18SS at 4 and 5 years 14 mllas thit Interesting phase of American racing Continued on twelfth page REPEATERS IN BIG STAKES Continued from eleventh page Coney Island Stakes Shecpshead Bay By Miss Woodford in 18S4 and 18S5 at 4 and 5 years and by The Bnrd in 1SS7 and 1SS3 at 4 and 5 years 1 1S miles milesTwin Twin City Handicap Sheppshead Bay By Exile in 1888 and 1S89 at 0 and 7 years IVi miles milesKings Kings Connty Cup Brighton Beach By Glen more in 1881 and 1832 at 0 and 7 years 2 miles milesBaltimore Baltimore Cup Baltimore By Monitor in 1SSO and 1831 at 4 and 5 years 2V4 miles milesBowie Bowie Stakes Baltimore By Bushwhacker In 1878 at 4 years and ngaln la 1882 at 8 years 4mile heats heatsDLriana DLriana Stakes Louisville By Checkmate In 1832 and 1S83 at 7 and 8 ycnrs 1 110 miles milesLouisville Louisville Stakes Louisville By Frecland In 1882 and 1883 at 3 and 4 years miie heats heatsMaturity Maturity Slakes San Francisco By Nathan Coombs In 1879 and 1S81 at 7 and D years 3 miles milesRock Rock City Handicap Nashville By L Argentine In 1877 and again in 1S79 at 4 and 0 years 2milc beats beatsAnnual Annual FourMile Heat Race Ban Francisco By Molly McCarthy in 1870 and 1877 at 3 and 4 years yearsMontgomery Montgomery Handicap Memphis By Hypocrite in 1883 and 1890 at 4 and 5 years 1 miles milesBush Bush Ccp New Orleans By Curate In 1904 and 1903 at 5 ami 0 years 2ft miles milesIn In a second article will be presented a later list of similar achievements comprising performances In stake events now In ex ¬ istence or that havo been discontinued In recent years Tho two taken together will afford a practically completo conspectus of this Interestnig phase of American racing

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