Exterminator Fails: Popular Turf Idol Meets Defeat in Washington Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1922-10-29


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EXTERMINATOR FAILS 1 Popular Turf Idol Meets Defeat in Washington Handicap. Oceanic Surprises by Capturing . the Eich Prize Cherry Pie Takes Secondary Attraction. ! LAUREL, Md., October 28. The Washington Handicap lias passed into history, but not , in the manner the great gathering at Laurel Park and the hor.t of horse lovers the country over had expected, namely, that of recording Exterminators; rise to first place among the "immortals" of the thoroughbred world the greatest money winner on the American turf. Destiny had ruled otherwise and Man o War still reigns proudly in that enviable position. Today was not Exterminators day. True, that wonderful specimen of the thoroughbred was going like the wind in the last quarter, but the remaining distance was too short for him to cut down the margin separating him from the leaders, and he was forced to lower his colors, as great in defeat as he has been so many times in victories gloriously achieved. The result of the Washington Handicap was a big surprise, the unconsidered Oceanic, from the Glen Riddle Farm Stable, at the odds of 00.70 for , capturing the rich prize, with Lucky Hour second and Paragon II. third, followed by the great Exterminator. An attendance estimated at 20,000 crowded every available place at Laurel Park to witness the running of the Washington Handicap and supplementary attractions offered by the Maryland State Fair. Shortly before the hour of four the starters in the Washington Handicap paraded before the admiring thousands and a wonderful demonstration was accorded Exterminator as jockey Arthur Johnson guided him to the post. ED"A DELAYS START. The start was delayed a few minutes, due to the fractious actions of Nedna at the barrier, after which starter Milton caught them in good alignment and dispatched them on their way. Lucky Hour and Oceanic were the most prominent in the early running and rounding the bend Lucky Hour forged to the front while Polly Ann was racing in second position and Oceanic had dropped back to third place, with old Exterminator in fifth position. Lucky Hour continued to set a fast pace, while Polly Ann dropped back well beaten. Paragon II. loomed up in a menacing manner next to the inner rail, while Marinelli ranged up alongside the Lexington representative. In a drive that lasted through the final sixteenth Oceanic wore down Lucky Hour and drew clear at the end. Lucky Hour was second and Paragon II. third. It was not until the last eighth that Exterminator really got going, and then, with the great multitude calling on old "Slim" to come on and win, Mr. Kilmers great racer set the crowd wild with a remarkable display of speed that would have, surely brought victory had the distance been just a trifle longer. On he came with the courage of a lion and the speed of a deer, but alas, .though going faster than all, it was too late and the mighty son of McGee will have to await another day to gain the laurels his admirers the country over hoped would be his today. The race had an added value of 25,000 and netted the Glen Riddle Farm Stable the I sum of 3,175. The fractional times of the contest were as follows: 23, 17, 1:12, 1:38, 2:04. MRS. WHITNEYS r LEASING YICTORY. The Manor Handicap, a two-year-old race at a mile, to which ,000 was added, wast the secondary attraction of the afternoon and the Greentree Stable provided the winner in Cherry Pie. The victory was a pleasing one to Mrs. Whitney, who bred the winner. The field left in poor alignment, with liluemont and Martingale the early pacemakers. At the head of the homestrctcn Cherry Pie moved to the front and thereafter there was no doubt as to the ultimate result. The son of Chicle held on in determined fashion and finished a length in advance "of My Own, with Bluemont a tired third. H. P. Whitneys Picketcr was given the mo3t consideration in a betting way in the opening dash, which was for two-year-olds at three-quarters of a mile. He failed dismally. General Thatcher, from the Nevada Stock Farm, being returned the winner, with Comixa and Scribble second and third re-t spectively. General Thatchers race was a Continued on eleventh paje. EXTERMINATOR FAILS Continued from first page. good one. He was away slowly, but gained steadily and coming through the stretch with a fine display of speed overtook and passed the pacemaker, Comixa, in the final yards. Coxima was the pacemaker from the start, but tired when overtaken by the winner. The three-quarters mile handicap, for all ages, run as the third race, had all the appearance of a stake race, with eight high-class exponents of extreme speed among its contestants. W. J. Salmons beautiful filly Careful was tlie favorite and winner after a hard fought battle, in which the daughter or Wrack displayed gameness as well as speed. Dinna Care set an extremely fast pace, but never got far away from Careful, the two alternating in showing the way to the stretch. In the run home Careful responded gamely to Butwells hard riding and withstood repeated challenges from Hildur, Prudery and On Watch. She had a clear lead at the finish, with Hildur in second place, Prudery third and On Watch following, all separated by the smallest of margins. The arrangements by assistant manager L. A. Cassidy were all that could be desired in the way of handling the crowd that journeyed over from Washington and Baltimore. The New York train carried a large delegation, while automobiles stretched along both avenues of approach long after the opening bugle had sounded. The meeting which closed this afternoon was one of the most successful in the history of the track. Among those noted about the clubhouse were W. M. Jeffords, Hartland McDougal, Montreal ; S. D. Riddle, Admiral Cary T. Grayson, W. S. Kilmer, T. J. Monohan. Frank J. Bruen, ex-Congressman J. L. lihinock, F. Ireland, H. L. Stoddard and James F. OHara. Minute Man was claimed by Sam Louis for ,001, following his winning race. J. R. Skinker sold back to J. E. Griffith the horse Double Cross. Jockey J. Bullman, who was injured when Dream of the Valley fell durnig the early part of the meeting, witnessed the running of todays card from the stand. Bullman is still carrying his arm in a sling and stated that the fracture had been wired. A. G. Weston reported this morning that he has e-ght yearlings at Pimlico for Thomas Clyde. Weston disposed of all his other horses but one, a three-year-old. H. G. Bedwell, who acted for Messrs. Payne and West in the purchase of the stallion Thunderstorm, brother to Campiiie, stated this morning that horse would he shipped to Kentucky and enter the stud. Fair Gain, which was purchased this summer with that intention, will be raced next year by the Kenton Stable. T. J. Healey shipped five horses for R. T. Wilson from Empire City to Pimlico, which will be joined by the division racing here on Sunday. William Garth leaves for the farm at Charlottesville, Va., to look over the yearlings and other horses at the farm returning on Monday. Frank J. Bruen, general manager of the Cuba-American Jockey Club at Havana, arrived here today and conferred with starter Milton with reference to the meeting at that point. William Kelly, paddock judge at Thorn-cliffe Park, Toronto, arrived this morning to witness the running of the Washington Handicap.

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