Great Exterminator: Gains New Honors and Earns More Money for His Owner, Daily Racing Form, 1922-10-22


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GREAT EXTERMINATOR 1 i Gains New Honors and Earns More Money for His Owner. Triumphs Over Paragon II., Trys- ter, Careful and Other Stars in Laurel Stakes. c t - i LAUREL, Mel., October 21. Willis Sharpe Kilmers Exterminator, hero of many battles , on the American turf, added to his long list of victories this afternoon when he was an , easy winner of the Laurel Stakes, the fca- . ture attraction at the Maryland State Fair track. i Never was a more popular victory recorded , in the renewal of this rich prize and Exterminator was accorded an ovation seldom wit- 1 ncssed anvwhere. The race was marked by , a disqualification in which the English horse, ! Paragon II.. making his American debut, ; after finishing second was placed last for , fouling Careful in the final sixteenth. Turner, j astride Paragon II., was absolved from blame and his efforts to keep the English horse ; straight through the final eighth were hercu-lean, but of no avail. The official placing was as follows: Exterminator, Tryster and ; Tippity Witchet. It was a field of eight high-class horses that contested for the ninth renewal of the Laurel Stakes, with Exterminator and Tryster almost equal favorites among the big throng that taxed the capacity of the spacious plant. There was a few minutes delay at the barrier, due to the fractious behavior of Careful. The field was finally dispatched in good alignment and Butwell immediately sent Careful to the front, joined by the two-year-old of the party. Dunlin, with Tryster and Paragon II. racing heads apart and Exterminator next in order, with Playfellow bringing up the rear. Paragon II. moved up resolutely on the outside, while Careful had pursued Dunlin rounding the bend into the stretch and Johnson brought Exterminator up. CHAMPLAINS CYCLONIC RUSH. Through the final eighth the great son of McGee closed with his usual cyclonic rush and Careful was still holding to her task in determined style, while Tryster was on the inside. At the sixteenth post Paragon II. bore over sharply toward the inside rail, when Exterminator passed him and bumped Careful and Butwell was forced to take her up. Exterminator went on to an easy vic-torv, while Paragon II. had a length and a half advantage over Tryster, which in turn beat the fast-closing Tippity Wi tenet by a head. The victory of Exterminator added the imposing sum of 0,075 to his magnificent earnings. The card which was programmed this afternoon was a brilliant one and furnished some of the best racing witnessed in this locality in some time. The crowd which jammed the plant was by far the largest of the meeting, and the arrangements to handle the traffic completed by resident manager Luke Cassidy were satisfactory to all. Automobiles overflowed the general parking space and were moved over to a vacant lot at the bend rounding the first turn. The train service offered both from Washington and Baltimore was augmented and additional . trains were pressed into service. The weather conditions were all that could be desired and the track was at its best. The Patuxent Steeplechase, with ,000 I added, was the supplementary offering of i the afternoon and it brought ten of the best : jumpers in the country together to strive for the rich prize. The Greentree Stables Sou-mangha was considered to have the best chance, but he did little to warrant the support accorded him. But for running out at L the thirteenth jump Overmatch, carrying he : colors of C. K. Harrison, Jr., might have : triumphed, as he was going fast and in the lead when the mishap occurred. The winner turned up in Lieutenant Seas, with R. H. . Crawford in the saddle. He won easily by four lengths, with Sea Serpent and Plumcot t second and third respectively. Aside from i Overmatch running out no other mishap marred the running. Stake blanks for the coming meeting at t Bowie lyere distributed this afternoon among the horsemen. The feature races are the " I Southern Maryland Handicap, ?2,500 added, for three-year-olds and over, at a mile and 1 a sixteenth ; the Endurance Handicap, for r two-year-olds, at a mile, and the Thanksgiving . Handicap, at a mile and a quarter, with ,000 added, for three-year-olds and 1 over. The entries for these stakes close Saturday, . November 1. Continued oil twelfth p.ise.

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