Chicagoans See Exterminator: Visitors Number 3,000, Daily Racing Form, 1922-09-26


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CHIC AGO ANS SEE EXTERMINATOR -ifn VISIT0RSNUMBER3,000 Great Horse Cynosure of Admiring Eyes at Hawthorne. Progess in Rehabilitation of Track Noted Horse Colony Increases Daily. Approximately 3,000 persons journeyed to Hawthorne Sunday to see the great Exterminator, Americas equine hero, which arrived in Chicago Saturday from Toronto, where he for the third year in succession won the Toronto Autumn Cup. From early morning until late in the afternoon Chicago lovers of the thoroughbred and the sport of racing made their way to the Hawthorne course, first to see the wonderful horse and then note the progress in the rehabilitation of what was at one time one of the finest race tracks in this country. They were not disappointed. They found Mr. Kilmers great racer in the old Corrigan stable and whether by a strange coincidence or by the plans of the management he occupied the same identical stall that once housed his daddy, the stallion McGee, which Mr. Corrigan imported from England. Exterminator showed no signs of fatigue after his long journey from New York to Toronto, or from his strenuous- race in the Toronto Autumn Cup, in which he carried 132 pounds and triumphed over Guy, Bit of White, Boniface, Finery, Mayor House, Redstone and Golden Sphere, conceding lumps iof weight to all and winning in the fast time .of 2:05, nor from his journey from Toronto to Chicago. WITHOUT MAR OR BLEMISH. There he was the wonderful horse, looking as fresh as a two-year-old without mar or blemish to show for seven years of hard campaigning over the principal tracks of this country and Canada, during which time he has Avon forty-five races out of eighty-five starts and 32,629, the second largest winner among American horses, only surpassed by Man o War in that respect. Quiet and docile the big fellow seemed to enjoy the admiring glances of his visitors, accepting the homage in a regal way such as becomes the reigning king of the thoroughbred world. Later in the arterncon Jcseph McLennan, who has charge cf the horse, saddled Exterminator and permitted the big gelding to gallop slowly around the course to the delight of those fortunate to be present at the time. The mere presence of Exterminator at Hawthorne is certainly a boon for the revival of racing here and Mr. Kilmer surely is entitled to the grateful thanks of Chica-goans in sending his champion here. After seeing Exterminator the visitors wended their way around the course, noting the Avork of the last few weeks in preparing for the coming meeting. They found the track itself looking almost as of old, all signs of the ravages of time having disappeared under the magic touch of the tractor and harrows with Johnson Southard at the helm. They found the stables, fences and grandstand all painted white and the finishing touches being given the grandstand. All the government property has been removed and the two buildings in the infield will be -leveled to the ground in a day or so. While all the scars and mars will not be entirely obliterated in time for this meeting, Hawthorne on Saturday will to a great extent resemble Hawthorne of old and in the pleasure of seeing a revival of the great sport of racing Chicagoans and visitors will be content to take things as they find them. OLD CHICAGO FAVORITE ARRIVES. The horse colony at Hawthorne is growing. James Robinson, well known in Chicago and during the old days a well-known trainer of pugilists, came to town. During the old days of the Columbia Athletic" Club, which was located at Roby, Ind., the genial Jim had training quarters there. He brought War Pennant, May Girl and Tiger Rose from the town of the "Pelicans." The string of Cain and Sanford also arrived. Eleven horses were in this consignment, which came from Canada. They include Tan Son, Arrow Point, Delhimar, Marse John, Greenland, Brown Bill, Plantoon, Bond, Marimba and Topmost. Sam Jones and F. R. Doyle with the horses End Man, Lee Enfield, Tokalon March, Jacobean and Cremona also reached Hawthorne. With this stable came the crack apprentice R. Doyle, who rode with pronounced succe33 on the Montreal tracks. In the C. W. Hall shipment came Kuklux, Continued on twelfth pase. YISITORSnSbER 3,000 Continued from first page. Dixie Dick, Spectacular Girl and Jacobina. G. L. Fitzgerald also arrived with Sirocco, Cuba Encanto, Different Eyes, Brother John and Haman. J. Murray, the local horseman, purchased the filly Edna D., principally to have a horse to race here. He bought her at Devonshire and raced her at the Jackson, Mich., Fair before shipping her here. ! War Pennant, in the Robinson string, is the horse for which A. K. Macorriber paid 535.000 as a three -year-old. i Stabled at Hawthorne is a horse that won several races in England, namely, Old Broom, i a son of Harry Payne Whitneys great station Broomstick. The Illinois Jockey Club was in receipt of a number of messages today from horsemen in Canada and Kentucky announcing that they would ship some of their horses here for the cornimr meetinc

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