Find Exterminators Limit: Wonderful Weight Carrier and Stayer Fails Under 140 Pounds, Daily Racing Form, 1922-07-05


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FIND EXTERMINATORS LIMIT Wonderful Weight Carrier and Stayer Fails Under 140 Pounds. Firebrand Huns a Grand Eace in Winning Independence Handicap from End to End. j it BY J. L. DEMPSEY. LATONIA, Ky., July 4. Exterminator tha mighty was grievously humbled this afternoon by Firebrand and others before an immense throng that came to do him homage. His downfall occurred in the Independence Handicap, worth 5,450 net, and his defeat was decisive and thorough, tho finish of the race finding him in sixth place, exhausted but plucky. For the second time at this meeting Latonia has proved a Waterloo for a champion. In the Kentucky Special Mor-vich had his uneasy crown entirely removed and it was firmly adjusted to Whiskaway, his two times conqueror. In Exterminators case today many regarded his success mainly a question of his weight-carrying ability. He was assigned 140 pounds, an impost never before known to have been carried successfully in the history of Kentucky racing. That proved beyond his limit, just as 150 pounds always found Rosebens limit, although he won in splendid style several times with 147 in ths saddle. It was not alone the weight that brought about Exterminators defeat. He lacked the snap and dash that marked his races in the Kentucky and Clark Handicaps running. He did not measure strides with the leaders, as is his custom, and though on a former occasion he beat Firebrand in quite easy style at a slightly different weight adjustment, the Livingston representative this afternoon wa3 his master at all times and it was a wonderful showing that Firebrand made, one that stood out strikingly in contrast with a previous race, when he finished far in the rear of a band that he was considered to outclass and was ruled an overwhelming favorite over. MAINTAINS HIGII FLIGHT OF SPEED. What made his showing this afternoon more wonderful is that the track was soft, though showing a dry surface, but he maintained a high flight of speed and reeled off his quarters with almost clock-like uniformity. He took the lead right at the start, with Minto II. and Parader his closest followers, and the pair of easterners, Exterminator and Devastation next. The first quarter was a slow pace, 2-4. It quickened in the next quarter, with no material change in the running position of the field, and Firebrand, with a two-yengths lead, ran the half in 48. Johnson on Exterminator was beginning to get uneasy and called on Exter-mintor to improve his position, but it seemed futile, for he made no headway. Firebrand was still under a light pull when passing the three-quarters in 1:12, but at this point Parader began dropping back and Minto II. began moving forward. The mile found Firebrand with an increased lead, still goins fast, and having reached the point where the race began in 1 :37s. Exterminator at this juncture was well spent, but racing gamely, however, but to the close observer thoroughly done. The next quarter found him totally elimintaed and Firebrand taking an extra hold of the rich prize and victory, for Minto II. began tiring and the others, excepting Devastation, too far back to appear menacing. In the stretch Garner took steadying hold of Firebrand and began looking over his shoulder at the effort of Marinelli on Devastation to wear Minto II. down for second place. Devastation succeeded in this, but was a full three lengths behind the casing up Firebrand at the finish. Blarney Stone, after being far back finished fourth. The time of the race, 2:30, is only four-fifths of second from the track record of 2:29, made by Minto II. in the Daniel Boone Handicap in its 1920 running. GREAT OVATION FOR EXTERMINATOR. Exterminators defeat was a sad blow to the big crowd which was "rooting" hard for him to crown his many noteworthy achievements by carrying his 140 pounds to victory. His appearance on the track on the way to the post was the signal for a spontaneous demonstration in which men and women joined alike. It was a great tribute to the sterling horse whose luster will not dim by his defeat today. The crowd after the race was equally generous to Firebrand and gave him a royal reception when he returned to the scales. Owner Livingston was naturally elated that Firebrand had at last redeemed himself. His Continued on twelfth page. FIND EZTEBMINATOKS LIMIT Continued from first page. previous defeats at Latonia made it appear that the 0,000 his owner paid for him was excessive and so it seemed, in view of his bad racing: until this afternoon. Racing conditions today were perfect. A wintry tinge was in the air, making top wraps a comfortable adjunct, and the pleasant weather aided materially in bringing out an attendance rivaling that of tho Kentucky j Special day. Fully 3,000 more people were in attendance today than in last years Independence day and the crowd on that occasion was regarded as a record one. Betting activities were in keeping with the big crowd and the inutuel machines were kept at top Bpeed all during the afternoon. ! i The racing was highly interesting and im- menscly enjoyed by the crowd, the winners , being greeted with uproars of applause. Constant work on the track made it good for the racing of the concluding dashes, but it was a trifle slow at the outset. The holiday crowd did not fare so badly in their speculation, for favorites and second choices figured promiuetly in the decision of the first five dashes. Tip Toe Inn in her last previous race was beaten off. There was an element of luck In her success today and, had A. Johnson on Leslie been a bit more alert, she would not have beaten Leslie out in the last stride. Hadrian and Kingsclere started the favorite backers off in good style when they accounted for tho opening dashes. Alameda Girl and "Whirl were solidly backed and their successes benefited a goodly portion of the crowd. Firebrand also had an extensive following and ruled a strong second choice to Exterminator. A. W. Jackson claimed Blowing Bubbles for ,400 out of the last race. According to report tho Kentucky Jockey Club will request an allotment of fifty-one days racing when the State Racing Commission meets here next Saturday to take up turf matters, including the approval of racing dates. The fifty-one days will be divided as follows: Louisville, ten days ; Lexington, ten days : Latonia, thirty-one days. The Kentucky Jockey Club intends to finish its racing here November 4. ISver since Lady Madcap was beaten by John Finn there has been comment with regard to the seemingly bad ride that 13. Pool gave th Breckinridge filly, and it did no subside to any extent after Lady Madcap triumphed so decisively over Distinction or Saturday. Today the stewards had a meeting with E. Pool and questioned him at length. Chairman Johnson N. Camden of the Kentucky State Racing Commission was present when the interrogation was on. No oftical announcement was given out. Jockey L. Penman was an absentee from the saddle here on account of illness and departs for New York tonight. Jockey J. Owens wa3 given a call to E. Trotter, trainer of the Florisant Stable, to ride for him during the remainder of the meeting and in Canada when it does not conflict with riding for his contract employer. Royal Captive, a one-time successful race mare in these parte, again figured prominently in the limelight during the afternoon. Three of her produce, Sewcll Combs, Kingsclere and Whirl, being starters in different races, Kingsclere and Whirl accounting for their purses. Jeff Livingston came from New York today to witness his Firebrands performance today in the Independence Handicap. He will stay here for the remainder of the meet- j I ing. His hordes will be sent to Saratoga to be rested until the opening there. July 12 will witness the departure for Saratoga of the strings owned by E. R. Bradley, J. C. Milam, Montfort Jones, H. H. Hewitt and Kay Spence. Mose Lewcnstein shipped his horses to Windsor yesterday, where they will be raced on the three tracks i there during the summer. j Jockey F. Smith will be absent from the saddle for the rest of the meeting, having 1 been suspended by the stewards for his rough riding in the third race Monday while astride Comedie d Amour. i j , I I

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