Exterminator in Great Triumph: Saratoga in Glory, Daily Racing Form, 1922-09-01


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EXTERMINATOR IN GREAT TRIUMPH EXTERMINATOR SARATOGA IN GLORY Hopeful Stakes and the Cup Produce Grand Finishes. c Exterminator Wins His Fourth Saratoga Cup -Dunlin Victor in Rich Youngster Race. : SARATOGA SPRINGS, N; T.t August 31. Dunlin, the son of Fair Play and Donna. Rosa, for which J. S. Cosden gave John E. Madden 535,000, proved he was worth every cent of that high price, when in a gamely and well run race he was first in the running of the Hopeful Stakes. The race was worth 538,950 to the winner, so that -he -paid for himself when he came- home in front of Goshawk, the colt that Harry Payne Whitney sold to Giffprd A. Ccchran for ?50,000, and the Rancocas stables Zev. It was a brilliant renewal of the rich fixture and, while the winner was in receipt of fifteen pounds from the" colts that finished second and third, he proved himself. Then old Exterminator for the fourth time was .the winner of the Saratoga Cup. Exterminator long since has become the most loved horse in training and as he swept through the stretch leading Mad -Hatter home he was greeted as few winners have been. Hats went in the air and until Johnson rodo him back to the scales the applause continued. Willis Sharpe Kilmer watched the triumph of his old gelding from hi3 grand stand box and tears rolled down hi3 cheeks as the old fellow gamely fought it out, his emotion was such. And these were the two races that brought the Saratoga meeting to a brilliant close. It was a tremendously successful meeting and the victory of Exterminator was a fitting climax. Mad Hatter, from the Rancocas Stable, and Bon Homme, from the Xalapa Farm, were the only opponents of old Exterminator in the mile and three-quarters of the cup. They left the post in same stride and Schuttinger was being pulled out of the saddle by Bon Homme as he endeavored to pull him back to the other two, but it was not for long. Exterminator rushed by him, under a restraining pull, and once out in front the old son of McGee never surrendered his command. Sande had Mad Hatter in restraint back of the other two, but Bon Homme soon had enough and then Mad Hatter moved into second place, under stiff restraint TH31EW TAIL I2T THE AII1. Passing the stand for the first time Exterminator threw his tail in the air once and some thought that it was a sign of weakening, but he has a fashion of doing just that thing and it never has meant that he was tiring of his task. He plodded along through the backstretch u. length in front of Mad Hatter and that was still the order as they swung for home. It was not until at the eighth post that Sande sat down and rode Mad Hatter with vigor. The son of Fair Play responded to the call, but Exterminator was not to be caught, and the eld chestnut, with his long sweeping stride, was still a neck to the good as he flashed by the finish. Bon Homme was twelve lengths farther away. There was a bit of excitement before the horses lined up for the Hopeful Stakes when Martingale, stablemate to Dunlin, bolted with Morris and he surely would have run off far enough to seriously hurt his chances had it not been for the alertness of "Red Coat" Murray. He swung his pony alongside the colt and caught him, although Martingale was going at a rate that carried Murray and his pony down the mile chute at a racing pace. But Murray hung on and stopped him. This was the second runaway to be caught by Murray, for Timbrel bolted with Fator in the first race and he had to display some nerve to stop him. TWELVE IX THE HOPEFUL. Twelve went to the post with James Rowe saddling three when he sent Enchantment and Flagstaff from the Harry Payne Whitney stable and Barbary Bush, under the silks of the Greentree Stable. Hildreth saddled a pair for the Rancocas Stable in Zev and Curtis, and Thompson had Bright Tomorrow and Boys Believe Me there for the Idle Hour Stock Farm Stable. Garth had Dunlin and Martingalo for J. S. Cosden, and the others were Gifford A. Cochrans Goshawk, Bud Fishers Cartoonist and Richard T. Wilsons Wilderness. After a short delay at the post the barrier was sprung with the horses away in good alignment, but Enchantment backed away as the others left and was practically Continued on sixteenth page. SARATOGA IN GLORY Continued from first page. left at the post The race he rani after that misfortune suggested that had .he left with the others he would have been returned the winner. Goshawk was first to show the way, but Zev was right with him and Curtis raced in third place, with Dunlin on the outside and a close fourth. Cartoonist had begun slowly, as had Flagstaff and Barbary Bush, and they were following the bunch. McAtee, after leaving the post many lengths behind with Enchantment, did not hurry him in the early running, but he was making up lost ground before the turn out of the backstretch was reached. Leaving trie backstretch Zev took the lead from Goshawk and, at the same time, Dunlin on the outside moved up, but Zev was a length to the good and galloping fast. Sande made a good turn into the stretch and Zev hung on with rare gameness until inside the last eighth, where he tired slightly and Goshawk came alongside again, but Dunlin on the outside was moving with him and in a rattling finish was first by three parts of a length, while Goshawk just beat Zev a half length. Cartoonist was fourth, and then Enchantment, after having closed an immense gap, was only a couple of lengths farther away. As a matter of fact it seemed that it was only his inability to leave the post with the others that had cost Enchantment the race. Flagstaff and Barbary Bush, the companions to Enchantment, were at no time close enough to play an important part in the running, and Martingale, after his misbehavior before the start, finished last of the twelve that raced. The last race of the day and meeting was a five and a half furlongs dash for maiden two-year-olds and John E. Middens pair, Queen Diana and Heremon, ran first and second, with Fullon a close third.. The start was a straggling one and Heremon was lucky in going into an early lead. The others were in more or less of a tangle and Purity was one that met with more than his share of interference. The other races of the day fell to Sling, Violinist and Thornhedge. They were not without their passing interest, but were lost sight of in the intense feeling centered in the outcome of the two great races of the afternoon. I

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