Exterminator Now Ready: Henry McDaniel Has Great Gelding Fit and Ready to Race, Daily Racing Form, 1924-02-12


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EXTERMINATOR NOW READY Henry McDaniel Has Great Gelding Fit and Ready to Race. 1 Fast Sprinter Dominique Showing Great Speed in Preparation for Stake Engagements Canmore Breaks Down. SAN DIEGO, Cal., Feb. 11. Henry McDaniel, who is training Exterminator for W. S. Kilmer, says the great gelding is fit and ready for the races. It was McDaniels intention to start him in a mile and seventy yards dash a week ago last Saturday, but that race did not fill. Exterminator never looked better than he does at present and trainer McDaniel is confident that the greatest cup horse of American turf history will win many of the important races of the year. One of the latest riders to join the Tijuana colony is jockey Albert Johnson. He was sent to Tijuana by Willis Sharpe Kilmer to ride Exterminator in his important stake engagements. Increasing weight, the bugaboo of all riders, has limited Johnsons activities, but he hopes, by virtue of hard work, to get down to as low as 112 pounds. At the present time 117 pounds is the best he can do. Even at this figure owners show a disposition to ride Johnson even though they are forced to carry overweight. A. B. Spreckels, millionaire of San Francisco and the leading breeder of California, being the owner of the Napa Stock Farm, has left for his home in San Francisco after enjoying two weeks at the Tijuana races. The good sprinter, Dominique, which runs in the colors of Edward Arlington, well-known New York hotel man, is startling the dockers these mornings at Tijuana by continuing his fast moves. The latest the dockers report is five-eighths in 59. Dominique is getting a lot of attention for the Speed Handicap, the first of tire Tijuana ! stakes. This will be decided Sunday, February 17. It has an added value of ? 4,000 and is at five and a half furlongs. A wealthy sportsman who has joined the ranks of horse owners is Gerald Cudahy, a member of the well-known Cudahy family, famed as meat packers of Chicago. Cudahy lias purchased Coeur de Lion and Little Thistle from F. S. Page for the reported sum of 58,000. They are to be given to Kimball Patterson for training. J. G. Bussey, acting for the International Stable of Omaha, has just purchased the contract on J. Wood, an apprentice rider, who was developed by Charles Irby. The purchase was at ,000. Archie Johnson, an attorney of San Francisco, and son of Hiram Johnson, United States senator from California and former governor, arrived at Tijuana in time to see his horse Spread Eagle earn another set of brackets. It was his fourth victory of the meeting. The colt Buster Keaton, which was the champion two-year-old at Tijuana last winter, and which went wrong a,fter being shipped to New York in the summer, made an auspicious return to the races and won from a good band of three-year-olds recently.

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