Disappoints a Big Crowd, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-12


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z. Exterminator Again Fails to Pass Man o9 Wars Money Winning Record - Captain Alcock Victorious in Pimlico Cup BALTIMORE, Md., November 11. Before a tremendous crowd of enthusiastic lovers of racing the Maryland Jockey Club fall meeting terminated at Pimlico today in the proverbial blaze of. glory. The Pimlico Cup was the outstanding farewell attraction of a splendidly-arranged program and was invested with extraordinary interest because of the fact that Exterminator was confidently expected to score his fourth triumph in that feature and thereby reach the pinnacle of his fame by surpassing Man o War as the largest mony winner of the American turf. Just as that big gathering at Laurel was doomed to dis appointment when Exterminator failed to win the Washington Handicap, so today at Pimlico another great gathering of racing devotees saw the colors of their great "favorite lowered. However, it "was niore" through" the poor judgment of his rider than any fault of tho great gelding.. Captain Alcock was the most intelligently-ridden horse in the running of the Pimlico Cup and that contributed largely to, his "rather easy victory from J. S. Cpsde.ns Paul Jones, while old Exterminator, thoroughly tired, was third after being cased up by Marinelli. Shortly after leaving the backstretch Thomas had pulled Exodus up, but in the stretch when it anneared as if Lady Emmeline would beat him for fourth place he drew his whip and groused him to take down that part of the prize. No time was lost at the barrier and when it rose Exodus went out to set the pace and Marinelli foolishly went right after him with Exterminator. Paul Jones was under double restraint in third place and Captain Alccck was being saved a couple of lengths back r f the Greentree Stable candidate, with Lady Emmeline a distant follower before the horses had raced far. Through the backstretch the first tim around Marinelli continued to send Exterminator along with Exodus and the old champion that had won every other running of the Cup was forced to go along on the outside. There was no let-up in this pace and tin? pair were well lapped when they swept by the stands the second time around. By that time Paul Jones, saving ground next to the inside rail, had closed slightly on the leaders and Captain Alcock was gradually making up his ground. It was after swinging into the backstretch the last time that Lang made his move with Paul Jones and sending him through on the inside he was in command in half a dozen strides. Exterminator was dropping back badly there and Captain Alcock was beginning the run that was to eventually land him the winner. RASED UP AT FINISH. Exodus, after swinging out of the backstretch and after Exterminator by his rare courage had come again and put him awaj , tired so badly that Thomas eased him and it was thought he had broken down. By this time Captain Alcock had come alongside of Paul Jones, and while the Cosden gelding fought along gamely until well into the stretch, Captain Alcock was too good for him and in the last eighth the Bowie Avinner drew cut to win by a length and a half. Paul Jones was a full thirty lengths before Exterminator when he was eased up by Marinelli after being thoroughly beaten ; then, as has been told, Thomas roused Exodus to save fourth money from Lady Emmeline. The sport opened with the Consolation Steeplechase, over the short course and it brought about a close finish, when Charles K. Harrison, Jr.s Red Clover just beat home J. Howard Lewis Crest Hill. As a matter of fact Red Clover should have, won easily, but Kleeger foolishly eased him up at the end, while Byers brought Crest Hill up with a great rush. Kleeger saw the danger just in time to save the day, for in another stride the Lewis jumper would have beaten him home. Third was the portion of Earlocker from the stable of Joseph E. Davis, one that was th victim of an ill-judged ride. There was two mishaps in theirjinning, when Keltic came down heavily witlrSfeheyne at the seventh jump and Courteous, tho stablemate to the winner, unseated Muhoney at the eleventh. KLEKGERS WINNING MOVE. Rocking Horse and Courteous were the ones to set most of the running, but Pierce was in an altogether unnatural hurry with Earlocker and he made half a dozen moves with him after the pacemakers. When Ma-honey was unseated from Courteous he was racing along with Earlocker and Crest Hill was galloping along back of them. Then it was that Kleeger began his winning mow with Red Clover. He had been saved through the early running and quickly went into a safe lead. Then, as has already been told, Kleeger almost tossed it off by his overcon-fidence. The second race was at one mile, for two-year-olds, and J. A. Coburns Little Hope proved winner from A. Swinkes Sea Tag, while Archibald Barklies Majority was a close third. Little Hope, away forwardly, Continued on eislitli pnze. DISAPPOINTS A BIG CROWD Continued from first page. soon rushed into the lead and gamely maintained her advantage throughout, successfully resisting the early challenge of Racket and the final dash of Sea Tag and Majority. Through the early running Sande had Evelyn Sawyer in a forward position, but this filly was forced to race wide all the way and it took so much out of her that she tired badly when the stretch was reached. It was there that both Sea Tag and Majority came with excellent speed and threatened the leader. E. J. Morrows Tribune was returned the winner of a dash at a mile and a sixteenth, for three-year-olds and over under selling conditions. His score came in a drive from J. C. Fletchers Gazinta, while W. Cahills The Roll Call was third. Gazinta was the one to cut out the early pace and Abel allowed her to go into a safe lead. Tribune was at all times within striking distance and in the stretch run he responded with splendid courage when called upon and outgamed Gazinta at the end. The Roll Call came with a belated rush and easily disposed of the others for third place. The race was marked by a fall when Ross R. went down at the far turn. Neither horse nor rider was injured. Tribune was accorded but meager support and netted a large return for the usual investment. Edward R. Bradleys Boys Believe Me gave Kentucky its winner- of the day when in a gamely run race he was victorious in the Caswell, the mile race for two-year-olds that was the sixth offering. At the end he was showing the way to J. B. Smiths Scarlet Bugler and John E. Maddens Best Love was the one to race third, while Homestretch was closing with a determined rush when too late. The mile and a half at the end of the program brought a thrill when R. A. Alex-dras Yorkist by a sensational rush through the stretch was just up to nose out J. 11. Skinkers Gallivant, with Freezy Sneezy taking third place. It was a battle through the last sixteenth and it was not until the last stride that Yorkist just got his nose down in front. Jockey Kleeger was fined 00 for careless riding at the finish of the first race. R. McKeever has fired the plater Troma and had Zealot unsexed. Both operations were performed by Dr. H. J. McCarthy.

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