New American Time Record: Thunderclap Breaks Long Established Mark for Mile and a Half, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-12


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NEW AMERICAN TIME RECORD Thunderclap Breaks Long Established Mark for Mile and a Half. i Scores a Grand Victory Over Exterminator and Cudgel in the Annapolis Handicap, i . i LArUEL, Md., October 11. Thunderclap, carrying tin? colors of S. C. Hildreth, and ridden by E. Ambrose, established a new American record for a mile and a half when lie beat W. S. Kilmers Exterminator a head in the Annapolis Handicap at Laurel this afternoon. Tin? winner ran the distance in 2:2S. smashing the old mark of 2:30V1, made by Goodrich at Washington 1ark, Chicago, on July HI, .1S9S. The field for the Annapolis, which had S7,.r00 added, comprised Cudgel, Kxterminator, Thunderclap, Midway and Fairy Wand. Cudgel was the popular favorite, with Kxterminator next in esteem, while Thunderclap was the extreme outsider. The speedy Fairy Wand set a terrific early pace, but was done for at the mile post and then the real racing began. Thunderclap had followed the pacemaker closely from the start and when she was eliminated moved, into the lead, gamely held on and successfully resisted the best efforts of Kxterminator, the wonderful Kilmer gelding running a remarkable race under his heavy impost. He was gradually wearing the winner down and would have won in a few more strides. The huge crowd present gave the Kilmer representative and his rider a great ovation on their return to the scales. Cudgel ran his usual grand race, but could never get to the leaders. Hoyee Uools repeated his success of yesterday and won the mile handicap in the easiest manner possible. - The opener fell to Irish Kiss, which found little" or no opposition from King John and Kimpalong, the only other starters. Old Weldship, fencing in his usual faultless style, won the nice through the field in commanding fashion. Arrah Go On made it a double for S. C. llildretli when he accounted for the third race. He was easily best and won accordingly. Wodan furnished a big upset in the sixth race when he failed to finish inside the money, the winner turning up in Wood Violet, "which paid 9.70 for in the mutucls. After Arrah Go On won his owner. S. C. Hildreth, was forced to stand a boost of 03 to retain the horse. Hilly Kelly, J. K. L. Ross three-year-old, which bled in his work a few days ago, is galloping again and it looks as if he is once more all right, though trainer Itedwell probably will not race the son of Dick Welles for some time. Hilly Kelly worked five-eighths on Friday with Sir Harton in 1:02. Kaclng secretary Frank Hryan declared off a mile handicap for two-year-olds carded for Monday, and instead the principal offering on that day will be the Columbus Handicap at a mile and an eighth for three-year-olds and over, witli ,500 added. 1aul Connelly has sold to It. F. Carman the horse Grimalkin that lias been trained by Carman for - r"Miil- C-neiiv h-is nlsn sold the thrce-ycar-old maiden, ribroeh, to G. W. Fornian. ...i.ivi .uut., Who was at Laurel today, announced that at the conclusion of the fall meeting at Kmpire City many improvements will Iks made. The entrance will lie enlarged, automobile gates added, and the clubhouse remodeled and refurnished and the whole plant given a thorough overhauling. There is some complaint among the horsemen over the condition of the Laurel track. Several good horses have either gone wrong or showed evidence of soreness after their trials. Purchase is on the shelf. Kir Itartoit pulled up sore and. Luctil-lite is said to have pulled up proppy after his last work-out.

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