Exterminator Favorite: Top Weight and Public Choice for Rich Coffroth Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1924-03-30


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EXTERMINATOR FAVORITE Top Weight and Public Choice for Rich Coffroth Handicap. Trainer Henry McDaniel Confident Mr. Kilmers Champion Will Win Big Race Tremendous Crowd Expected. 1 SAN DIEGO, Cal., March 29. Its the eve of the .fifth annual renewal of the Coffroth Handicap. Fame, glory and rich monetary reward await the successful trio. The shouts and plaudits of a tremendous crowd will add to their heritage. An extra bonus it will be. It should be a fast track. One of the most welcome of suns peeked over the Mexican hills at an early morning hour and gave the Mexican course a hot-room treatment. A gentle, but determined breeze, was wafted in from the Pacific Moisture cannot exist under such agents. There is every prospect tonight for a fast course. That nothing will be overlooked in setting the stage for this long-awaited Coffroth Handicap, with its 0,000 added money and other rich disbursements, the track will be. harrowed all of tonight. The ever desirable sum of 4,800 will be the winners share at the end of this gallop of one and a quarter miles on Sunday afternoon. When overnights for tomorrows program were taken this morning, it was disclosed that the owners of twenty-one thoroughbreds, including some of the most famous distance horses of America, had elected to accept weights. The weather is sunny now. The track will be fast and out of the list of twenty-one thoroughbreds it is difficult to learn of a single improbable starter. While an anxious turfdom awaits word of the . winner, .it is not amiss to say something of the chances of Exterminator. The Willis Sharp Kilmer horse will be coupled in the .vragcrigwithMutUlun3.4tande mander J. K. L. Ross, whose Rebuke" won the last Coffroth. Henry McDaniel trains both. Albert Johnson will ride Exterminator. Says McDaniel: "I will have no excuses to offer if Exterminator is not the winner tomorrow. In fact, I am extremely confident that he will bo first to the wire. He is in fine condition and shows it in his every move. His works have been entirely satisfactory. It would seem that the entry of Exterminator and Muttikins should be the logical favorite." Jockey J. D. Mooney, who arrived here yesterday from Louisville to ride Cherry Tree for Baron Long in the big stake, was on the road today making himself fit for his engagement tomorrow. Everything was hustle and bustle at the track today, work for the Coffroth being carried on along with that of giving the daily program. Special trains, steamers and a continued string of automobiles arrived at frequent intervals in San Diego today and tonight. The streets, hotel lobbies and all meeting places are crowded. Of the twenty-one probable starters the name of Exterminator is heard the most frequently. Whether the Willis Sharpe Kilmer .hope is the winner or whether the victor is one of the much lesser lights the fact will not down that 75 per cent of the crowd will be rooting for Exterminator to be first to the finish.

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