Tribute to a Great Horse: Exterminator Never Better than Now and Ready to Meet All Comers, Daily Racing Form, 1922-04-11


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T E te th aJ at the as oi of ,hi has |n in jr In a h he tl the l w a: b hi c: c h b y fa i a a a fj t! y S h l i; is r j i, a a a j t / _ _ . . fc | , j. j. € s c t l c s TRIBUTE TO A GREAT HORSE y Exterminator Never Better Than Now and Ready to Meet Al! Comers. U HAVRE DE GRACE. Md., April 10.— Exterminator is carrying 100 pounds more flesh than he had on his splendid bone framework any time last year, his best in so far as amount of money he won goes. As early March 23 he had galloped three-quarters ■ a mile in 1 :16 over a slow track. He since sprinted three-quarters three times better time than 1 :14, with a heavy boy the saddle each time, and he was never much of a work horse. Exterminator is well advanced toward racing condition because had plenty of slow winter work over covered track at Sun Briar Court, the Y Kilmer place near Ginghampton, N. Y. He s1 was ready for brisk galloping a3 soon as he a arrived at Havre de Grace. Since winter n broke some three weeks back his progress *J has been steady and sure. Exterminator came to Havre de Grace from Sun Briar • court with Our Flag, and Sunreigh and Sun- " brae, respectively three and four-year-old s brothers of Sun Briar, and a band of two- J year-olds by Sun Briar, which is now the head of the Sun Briar Court stud of Mr. * Kilmer. The Sun Briars at Havre de Grace are the first youngsters by their daddy that 1 will come to racing. A half-dozen of them JJ will go West with Exterminator. So will Our Flag, a four-year-old son of Cock o j the Walk that raced with some credit last jj year. Colts by Sun Briar from Contessa, J* Sabretache and Conference and a filly from ■ St. Fey have been named by Kilmer for the r; impending renewals of the Ba ah feed Manor, Harold and Cincinnati Trophy Stakes. It » not improbable that patrons of Kentucky ■ racing will see the first of the progeny of r this superbly bred stallion, which is breed- ° ing handsomely and seems sure of success as * stock horse, before any of them shows on ■ an eastern course. ■ The winner, in addition to the Kentucky Derby of 1918, of three Saratoga Cups, u three Pimlico Cups, two Autumn Gold Cups ■ at Belmont Park, one Latonia Cup and a ■ score of less important races. Exterminator J * will begin his sixth season of racing as sound as he was when he came to the post for his first two-year-old race. Nor is he in the least soured in temper, notwithstanding he r has done his racing under the heaviest bur- dens American thoroughbreds are asked to bear and had more trainers than any other v good horse American racing has known. J. s C. Milam. Henry McDaniel, William McDan- § iel, J. Simon Healey and William Knapp all r have had chances at Exterminator, and he has brightened the training reputations of J each of them. Exterminator is the kind of is stout, sound, kind and always willing thor- a oughbred that would be formidable in a l training tyros hands. Wayland took him J over last fall after his victory in the Pirn-lies Cup renewal. Wayland. the developer ■ of Careful and Step Lightly, the last-named winner of the Belmont Park Futurity of 1920, seems to be a horseman of the best class. r

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