Blue Bonnets Prospects: Exterminator a Hoped for Starter in the Main Race of the June Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-27


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j j : j I j I ! : j I | ! j , | : I j | | i ! : j ! J , I j i , j I I ! i j ■ I j I I j i I J I • ; j [ il BLUE BONNETS PROSPECTS Exterminator a Hoped for Starter in the Main Race of the June Meeting. MONTREAL, Que., May 26.— Exterminator, Americas long-distance racing champion these seven years, is to be a headliner of the Montreal Jockey Clubs June meeting of seven days, that begins at beautiful Blue Bonnets track June 5. Probably he will be a starter in the ,000 Windsor Hotel Cup, a handicap at one mile and an eighth. Blue Bonnets spring special for horses three years old and over. The earner of nearly 55,000, second only to Zev as an American thoroughbred gleaner cf money, Exterminator is a member of the string John I. Smith will bring this way for Willis Sharpe Kilmer of Kinghampton. Exterminator has raced at Toronto and Windsor and won three revivals of the Toronto Autumn Cup and one of the Ontario Jockey Club Cup. But he has never come to Blue Bonnets or Dorval Park. Mr. Kilmer has owned Exterminator since a week before the running of the Kentucky Derby of 1918, which he won gallantly. Trainer then of the Kilmer stable, Henry McDaniel, now trainer of the big establishment of Commander J. K. L. Ross, president of the Montreal Jockey Club, bought Exterminator from J. C. Milam for 5,000. McDaniel had taken Sun Briar, American two-year-old champion of 1917 to ! Kentucky to train for the Derby at Churchill Downs. Sun Briar, out of sorts for the time, ; did not gallop satisfactorily. Since winning J the Derby for Mr. Kilmer Exterminator has won one Latonia cup, four Saratoga cups, three Pimlico cups, two Autumn Cups at Belmont Park and a raft of less important races. In November he went to California in the charge of McDaniel to train for the renewal the last Sunday of March of the 0,000 Coffroth Handicap. McDaniel ; brought him to the post, but he was beaten by Runstar, Osprey and Cherry Tree. Exterminator won at Havre de Grace in April. He is sound, apparently, as to his underpinning and in good condition. With him in Smiths division of the Kilmer stable are Sunmagne, Craigthorne and Sunny-light, three-year-olds, and the two-year-olds Menthol, Suncaris, Asket, etc. These are Sun Briar Court bred and all are fresh and : ; ready for the colors. Another division of ; the Kilmer stable is at Aqueduct in the j charge of Charles Casey. Sunayr, Sun Lady, i ; Sun Rajah, Sunny Girl and a flock of prom-I ising two-year-olds make up Caseys string. I ■ C. C. Smithson, of Washington, has added Stone Jug to the string he w ill bring this way l • after the finish of the Ontario Jockey Clubs meeting at Woodbine Park, Toronto. Stone Jug, a New York son of Pebbles and Am- , brosial, was a two-time winner at Jamaica, j j He has shown exceptional ability as a dis-. i tance runner. James Butler, proprietor of, the Empire City race track, the breeder of | I Stone Jug and the man from whom Smithson | I claimed him. neglected to name the son of j Pebbles for the Windsor Hotel Cup, in which he did name Sting, Noonfire, Sleepy Head, j Cave Woman and Tickler. But there will be I plenty of oihor races in which Stone Jug will I hXVQ opportunities to display his talents. I With Stone Jug in the Smithson string are Jewell V. D., Trajarvus, Biff Bang and a couplo of two-year-olds. George Brenton is i in charge. The Smithson string wintered at Prince Georges Park, Bowie, and was useful at ijowie, Havre de Grace and Pimlico, where Jewell V. D., Trajanus and Biff Bang all won. Ther? will be a considerable exodus north- ward from Ix ng Island this week. Many of the campaigners that took part in the meet- ing of the itropolitan Jockey Club, which eatiod at Jamaica Wednesday, will not race at Belmont Park through the spring meeting. Stalls have been reserved at Blue Bonneta for several scores of these migrants.

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