Grand Race at Laurel: Exterminator and Orestes Furnish Interesting Stretch Duel, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-04


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GRAND RAGE AT LAUREL 1 , Exterminator and Orestes Furnish Interesting Stretch Duel. L i Former Victor in Final Strides of Great Finish Favorites Prove Deceivers. LAUREL, Md., October 3. Small fields went to the post iii a majority of the races at Laurel this afternoon. A condition race at a mile and a sixteenth, provided as the main attraction, furnished an interesting contest, in which W. S. Kilmers Exterminator beat the Cuban-owned racer Orestes by a neck In a strenuous finish. It was one of the best races seen in Maryland this fall. The weather was extremely warm and the attendance up to the usual mid-week standard. Backers of favorites found little for which to rejoice in the results of the first, second and fourth races, their choices in each case failing badly. In the initial dash Who Cares, the favored one, quit after a poor performance, the winner turning up in Toucanet after a spirited stretch duel witli Rubidium. The second was practically a repetition of tho first, the favorite quitting and Amackassin beating The Decision in the final strides of a fast finish. The Belgian II. was tho offending one in the fourth race. Dr. Rile winning easily. Scores of jumpers were schooled through the field today, and many promising three-year-olds were among the number. Stoncman and Doublet, the Widener jumpers, both showed well. Steeplechases at Laurel will increase in interest as the meeting progresses, and it is likely that a jumping race will be given each day. Matt Brady has the string of J. E. Davis going along in good condition. He is pointing Brooks, sL. winner of the .Manly Memorial,--for the Chevy Chase Steeplechase, to be run October 18, and the Ticket of Leave Steeplechase, to be run October 20. William Jennings Is making an effort to get jockey Kunimer to ride Be Frank in the Maryland Handicap. It was Kunimer who rode Be Frank to victory in the Latonia Derby last Juno. The Harry Payne Whitney stable has won the opening race at Laurel the last three years. Mr. Whitney sent a powerful string here this fall in charge of both of his trainers, James Rowe and Albert Simons. The horses arc apparently in splendid condition. J. W. Dayton disposed of the mare Alderbcrry. by Ben Elder, to E. B. McLean. Alderberry will be retired to the stud and bred to the Irish horse Loch Foil next spring. Loch Foil, which is standing at the McLean farm in Virginia, has several racy looking yearlings at the Bennings course, all of which are said to have shown well in their trials. Thomas Shannon sold the horse Paganini to C. Loose Moore, a plater about the race tracks, and the colt was shipped to Canada in the Seagram car, which left Havre de Grace yesterday. He will be wintered in Hamilton and raced on the Canadian circuit next year. E. J. Shaffer, acting for David Gideon, sold to Archie Zimmcr the Astronomer two-year-old Klrah. Arrangements are being made for a special to pull out of Laurel shortly after the close of the meeting here destined for Cuba. Judging by tho interest being taken among the horsemen in the meeting at Oriental Park, which is advertised to open on Thanksgiving day, it will be the greatest racing season in the history of the sport on the island. Several owners who have never raced at Oriental Park before have made known their intention of shipping to Cuba this fall.

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