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"B-6 SPORTS THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Friday, June 28, 1 985 Top RD Runner Destroyed After Injury sen ings of $171,670. Tall Grass Walker ran much taller on the grass, win ning six of 13 starts and $110,000 Tall Grass Walker, purchased for $13,000 at the Keeneland fall from '234 to '279 OFF Mfg. Sugg. List Price yearling sale, was named by riauners son Denny arter an Indian he met during a trip to the Downs turf course record for furlongs last year, was nominated to the Stars and Stripes Handicap July 4 and Bud weiser-Arlington Million Aug. 25. Plattner also had been looking forward to racing the colt on Kee-neland's new turf course this fall. IN A 34-race career, the horse compiled a record of 11 wins and six seconds, Including a victory in the Latonia Special Stakes and a second in the Miller High Life Cradle Stakes In 1983, and earn Puckett, who won nine races with him, "I was totally shocked. I was sick about it It still hurts. "Of course," Puckett said, "it seemed something like that was bound to happen. He always kicked, especially in his stall. That's why they padded his stall and the van, too." Tall Grass Walker was the second horse of Plattner's to be destroyed this year. Blooming Success, a 2-year-old and foal of Plattner's stakes-winning mare Hit a Gusher, was the other. Compact 8 or 1 1 hp west. "I fell In love with him the minute he came into the sales ring," recalled Plattner, who has rcegenT Lawn tractor with 36" wmimm mnwor nnrf Rnchol felt the colt bite more than once himself. "I like a horse crazy and rear mounted qrass wua ana that the way he acted.1 BY JACK MURRAY The Clncirtiatl Enquirer Tall Grass Walker, a wild and crazy thoroughbred for whom the grass was always greener, Is dead. The gray 4-year-old son of Navajo suffered multiple fractures of the cannon bone In his right hind leg while being vanned from Arlington Park near Chicago to River Downs on Monday to run In the Cincinnati race track's Invl-tatlonal Turf Handicap this Sunday. The horse was destroyed. Tall Grass Walker apparently became unruly on the van and kicked through the padding, shat- terlng his leg, owner Kenneth C. Plattner confirmed Thursday at his Cincinnati beer distributorship. The accident occurred near Lafayette, Ind. "It's very unfortunate," said Plattner, who formerly directed operations at Latonia, River Downs and Florida Downs (now Tampa Bay Downs). "You very seldom have a horse good enough to take to Chicago or New York." "WHEN PETE (trainer Henry Wylle) told me about It the next morning," said Jockey Harvey catcher. Supplies limited. 5th 3rd Bank Financing and KING OF BEERS. Present "Blooming Success was a 'wobbler In training and had to be put down at Keeneland in the spring," Plattner said of a disease of the nervous system that makes it difficult for a horse to hold itself upright. Tall Grass Walker, whose last race was last Saturday in the Sea o' Erin Handicap, In which he finished a disappointing eighth, was easily Plattner's best horse and popular among RD and Arlington Park patrons. The colt, winner of the Grade II Round Table Handicap at Arlington Park and Spartacus Stakes at River Downs and co-holder of the River BUD HERBERT MOTORS 4050 Spring Grove Ave. 541-3290 1-74 Dry Fork 367-9669 BUDWEI5ER CHALLENGE CUP PROFESSIONAL MOTORCYCLE Races Friday June 28 8:00 P.M. at Lawrenceburg Motorcycle Speedway Dearborn Co. Fairgrounds U.S. 50 E. Lawrenceburg, Ind. Practice 6:00 P.M. Adults $5.00 Kids $2.50 10 Under Free Take I-275 To Exit 16 Go West I Mi. To Fairgrounds Bonus Beckoning Harsch At Queen City Speedway iinin. A fit 2nTP I i miming' ii 1 CAP DM Harsch is a mechanic for Mer-rell Dow Pharmaceuticals who also runs an auto body shop with partner Bill Roark in addition to his weekend racing endeavors. He would realize the largest one-race payday of his 20-year stock car racing career with a victory Saturday night. "I won $5,000 last year, but this would be the biggest purse I've ever won," said Harsch, who Is the defending QCS late model stock champ. Harsch, 44, said he has always maintained the position that "they only pay if you lead the last lap. You have to stay In the race you have to finish. I try to stay near the front and be ready for that last lap." HARSCH WILL have plenty of competition In his bid for that $5,000 bonus. In addition to all the regular QCS late model drivers -Including points leader Dave Jackson Doran expects cars from Indianapolis, Michigan and Lexington, Ky. Practice starts at 4 p.m. Saturday, with time trials at 5:30 p.m. and preceding races starting at 7 p.m. The Motorcraft 150 Is expected to take the green flag at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 30th at BY TERRY FLYNN The Cincinnati Enquirer Gene Harsch has a little added incentive Saturday night to take the checkered flag in the Motor-craft 150 late model stock car race at Queen City Speedway. Five thousand dollars worth of Incentive. The Motorcraft 150 Is the second of a three-race series at the half-mile asphalt speedway in West Chester, and Harsch, a Sha-ronville native, won the initial 100-lap affair last month. The three races were set up by QCS promoter Jim Doran with a bonus structure. The winner of the first race (Harsch) picked up $1,500. But If he captures Saturday's 150-lap (75 miles) feature, he not only pockets the winner's $2,000 share of the $15,000 purse he earns another $5,000. IF HARSCH should be good enough and lucky enough to win the final race of the series, anoth- ef 100-lapper in August, he would receive $10,000. "I think It's good if people are thinking about me winning the race Saturday," Harsch said. "Maybe that will give me a little edge. I'm confident going Into the race, but I also know you have to have some luck." Local Sports Morgenroth Racquetball Tourney Begins Today The Morgenroth Invitational Nothing else on the road can touch it. No other dealer in Cincinnati can sell and service it. It's bold sleek lines reflect Maserati's tradition of beautiful automobiles. It's 24-month, limited warranty assures its day-to-day practicality. European has in stock now the complete Maserati line-including the Bi-Turbo and the automatic Bi-Turbo. Test drive a legend it can be bought. Drive a Maserati Bi-Turbo is Ion is: per month 60 month closed end lease, 75,000 mile limit. Total payments 60 monthly, plus tax. S250 security deposit required. Maserati. WTO. Of) OOWWtt.NC Each Full Paid Admission Receives a FREE Darby Downs Baseball Cap COME EARLY SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED TODAY PICK SIX AT $62,459 Rt. 4 Fairfield Hours: 9-9, Fri. Sat. 9-6 qaq A 4 4 Maserati SAAB Alfa Romeo OkLXJ-U 1 1 Plnlnfarlna Bertone SALES SERVICE PARTS POST TIME 2:00 pm Saturday Sunday 3:00 pm Friday Monday Scores, Results 24 Hours 369-1005 369-1006 Beam pours on Located just south of Columbus. From Cincy, take 171 North to Exit 94 and follow the signs. (614)875 3434 value. SUMMER SAVINGS ON GRAVELY TRACTORS Racquetball Championship will be held beginning today at the Cincinnati Court Club. The tournament will have professional and amateur division with over $2,000 in prizes offered. The pro division Is limited to 16 In the men's singles, eight in the men's doubles, eight in the women's singles. First prize In each division is $500. The finals are Sunday. Model 8 1 72-KT 17 H.P., Manual 2 Cylinder engine, All gear drive, 50" Ctr. Mt. Mower WAS $5188 now $3995 Model 81 79-KT 17 H.P., hydraulic lift, 2 cylinder engine, all gear drive, 50" Ctr. Mt. Mower WAS $6088 now $4725 Gravely Model 81 62B I6H.P., Manual lift All gear drive, 50" Ctr. Mt. Mower WAS $4988 now $3895 III IDDVII er Ends V3085 nUnn Quantities Limited Savings on all models Financing Available WILLIAMS! OWN NORTHERN KY TRACTOR EQUIPMENT raxuP 11 SCHOOL RD. WALTON, KY 41 094 piiciv 606-485-4 145 system 1 KY TRACTOR I SALE PRICE COO. 1440 I Mill I Our 1 7th Year With Gravely" SALE PRICES EFFECTIVE June 1 Through June 30 Prices may vary due to state and local sjl I IB WELLCRAFT 28 NKU Signings Include Three Soccer, Four Baseball Northern Kentucky University announced the signing of three soccer players and four baseball players. The soccer players Include John Winkler, a back from Oak Hills High School; Gary Swearin-gen, a wing from Loveland and a transfer from St. Petersburg College; and Larry Kilmer, an all-city midfielder from Forest Park. All four of the baseball signees are pitchers, Steve Ahlers, an all-Region 9 right-hander from Beechwood High; Scott Feld, a an all-city left-hander from Moeller; Danny Parrott, a right-hander from Jeffersontown, and Scott Machen, an all-city rlght-hander from Lakota High. Shortstop, Outfielder Sign Letters With UC The University of Cincinnati has signed two baseball recruits to national letters of Intent for the 1986 season. Joining the Bearcats will be Bon Stephens, a 6-4, 190-pound shortstop from Wheeling, W.Va., and John Zaksek, a 6-0, 190-pound outfielder from Poland, Ohio. Stephens, chosen by the Boston Red Sox in the 16th round of the recent professional draft, hit and stole 28 bases for Llnsly High School this season. Zaksek hit .521 with 15 home runs and 58 JIBI for Seminary High this year. Swolsky Signs For Ole Miss Baseball David Swolsky, a graduate of 'Wyoming High School, has signed to play baseball with the University of Mississippi. Swolsky played the last two years for Triton (111.) Community College, and hit .420 with 17 home runs last season. Mississippi Is coached by former New York Yankees catcher 'Jake Gibbs. Beam's Choice. A light, meflow whiskey distilled from specially selected grains and Kentucky limestone water. Carefully aged, then charcoal filtered for extra smoothness. How could you choose any other especially at a price like this? 8 YEAR OLD BEAM'S CHOICE NOW ON DISPLAY 28 AFT CABIN POWERED BY MERCRUISER T-185 THE WORLD'S BEST SELLING STERN DRIVE nn nm 80 Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Distilled and bottled by the James B. Beam Distilling Clermont, Beam, Kentucky. IliHffWrTJ, STERNPRIVES INBOABDS 734 1 DIXIE HWY. FAIRFIELD 874 BOAT fU

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