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SECTION 2 RACING THE COURIER-JOURNAL, LOUISVILLE, WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 3, 1934. SPORTS -jr -J 1 "'1WK -fco v. l' i i.i i.iii iiinnniin' hi- ir iiiit ir.rinmii-.in t.iwii nir- vihTi'iiiiiii mr MMiiiniiiamin ini tiliiiinni ni mm mil hiiMrwuim, yi 1 tMvmiMiMbMhiamm 7 To Run Today In International 2 Kentucky-Foaled Horses Defend U. S. Prestige; Landau Is Entered Laurel, Nov.

2 (UP) Fisherman and Brush Burn, a pair of horses foaled in Kentucky, will defend the prestige of the American thoroughbred against five foreign invaders tomorrow in the third running of the $65,000 Washington, D. International turf classic at Laurel Race Course. For the first time in history, the royal purple, scarlet and gold silks of England's monarch will appear at an American race track when Queen Elizabeth's Landau joins with King of The Tudors, another English horse; Banassa and Norman from France, and Northern Gleam from Ireland against the Kentuckians in the HiiEsy'g They Sweat It Out The Players, Coaches, Grads, Even The Writers On Morning of That Big Game By Larry Boeck Pinch-Hittint for Iports Id it or larl Ruby Thoughts on various minds upon, awakening the morning of a big football game: Player Wish I'd have slept better Thought by the time I got to be a senior there wouldn't be any heebie-jeebies Guess a guy never does feel real calm, even the pros, day of a game Like to get me a good tackle or block right on the kickoff Always settles me real fast. Sun shining Hope it's not hot Really haven't had crisp football weather yet. Doggone that student manager pounds heavy on the door.

I'm coming, brother, I'm coming. Don't feel much like eating, though. Guess I ought to pack a pretty good one if I can. Glad this isn't another night game. Sure hate those things.

Tough enough sweating it out till 2 o'clock, much less 8 o'clock. Maybe I ought to look over that scouting report again No. 85 likes to come in crashin from end. Hope both their ends crash and the middle comes in fast, too. Might stop Csuriar-Joumal Photo THIRD OF FOUR WINS FOR MR.

ROTZ Johnny Rotz is shown winning the sixth race yesterday afternoon at Churchill Downs with the longshot Jo-Clare. Johnny came right back in the seventh race to win with the favored Kanawha for his fourth success of the afternoon. Chasing Jo-Clare across the line are Mani Sweep and Midland Trail. Johnny Rotz Wins 4 Races at Downs Gets Into Jockey Race In A Hurry With Longsliots; Cold Cuts Crowd By JERRY McXERXEY The track at Churchill Downs was frozen yesterday morning but young Johnny Rotz thawed it out in the afternoon with hi3 hot riding four winners in six tries. Rotz also warmed up some of the 5,000 shivering customers.

Three of his winners were longshots before he got up on a Sportt Editor Earl Ruby left St. Joseph Infirmary yesterday and now at home recovering from a leg infection. He expects to resume hit column toon. some of our passes, but we ought to more than make up for it calling the draw. Our fullback oughta get loose.

Wonder if our tickets got peddled? Paper says should he a sellout. And. man! I sure need the dough. Wonder what makes people think all in the garage, and bank accounts? Darndest thing! tn tnrk this one awav of good. 'Always Ready for Coach Hadn't taken that sleeping pill last night, I'd never gotten anv shut-eve Real toughie today That Jones will have This week it promises to go far below that.

Monday and yesterday the betting dropped approximately 40 per cent. Election day usually is a good day for race tracks. But yesterday's cold cut the crowd about 3,000. Betting yesterday was only $315,838 compared to $526,000 on the same afternoon last year. Racing continues this afternoon with another eight-race program starting at 1 p.m.

PICKS 1. Mighty Warrior, Point Barrow, Goats Bel. 2. Bill's Hygro, College Queen, Spunky. 3.

Service, Music, Air Rocket 4. Flushing Dusk, Jean The Joker, Little Raider. 5. Forever More, Bon-Ru-Mar, Zipper Miss. 6.

Kangasu, Cathoy Valley. Miss Voodoo. 7. A Gem, By Gone Days, Fox-poise. 8.

Prince Consort, First Night-er, Bold Satan. 9. (Sub.) Chanzibar, Billup, Sir Lari. Aftociattd Press Wirtphoto EXPENSIVE HORSEFLESH Masaka, one of Aga Khan's broodmares, fidgets as she waits with a handler outside a sales ring at Keeneland Monday night. She brought $105,000, top price for a broodmare at auction in the United States.

A. B. Hancock, Paris, acted as agent in purchasing the nine-year-old daughter, of Nearco. TrisToys ready for us, no doubt for us. Sometimes, by golly, I Hope the boys are ready.

4k Taut Coacli Hopes Right Play Called Commodores Grid Frigate Has A Salty First Crew If they don't, it really could kick back on us Block and tackle That's still it Block and tackle. Stupid story that guy from The iavonte Kanawha in the seventh race. Johnny started his quartet with Restraint at $20.80 in the third race. He followed with Bit 0' Whiz at $21.40 in the fifth, and Jo-Clare at $26.60 in the sixth. Then came Kanawha at $5 in the seventh.

Gets Into Jockey Race The four yesterday put Rotz in the fight for riding honors. Johnny had won the first race on opening day but the rest of the week was lean. Monday, Johnny booted home the longshot Park-lea ($48.60) for his fourth win of the meet. Yesterday he doubled it. The eight puts him in third place behind Steve Brooks with 12 and Willie Carstens with nine.

Since Brooks is going to call it quits after Saturday and take a vacation, Rotz is right in the thick of the jockey race. Ycsteraay was another raw, cold day with intermittent snow. The featured sixth race was declared off when too many owners wanted out because of the track conditions. That brought the substitute race, a claiming event, into the featured spot. That was the one won by Jo-Clare over Mani Sweep and Midland Trail.

Jo-Clare was saddled by Stanley Hat zard, his second winner of the afternoon. His other was Air Out in the second. Double Is Worth $49 Air Out, coupled with Miss Zenith in the first race, formed a daily double worth $49.60. Yesterday was the seventh straight day that the Downs' track has been muddy or slow. The only fast track, and nice day for that matter, was opening day.

Both and attendance naturally have fallen off considerably from last year. Officials had expected the betting to decline around 3 to 4 percent. Last week, however, the betting was off almost 10 percent. Ottawa Dropped From Athletics' Farm System Ottawa, Nov. 2 The Philadelphia Athletics have discontinued operations in Ottawa, base for their International League farm club, it was announced today.

The step, which may mean the end ofTriple A baseball in the capital, was announced in a letter from Channing Ellery, attorney for the American League club, to T. P. "Tommy" Gorman of the Ottawan Nationals Baseball Club. Netter Has Operation Buenoa Alrea, Nov. 1 (UP) Maria Teran de Weiw, Argentina'! top rankJnf woman tennli player, waa operated on for appendicltia today.

Her condition was reported as saitsrartory players got Cadillacs back home Win do the team a whale Us' about that Yep always ready think he points for us Believe they are. But who knows? Outside of the alumni and sports writers. They know everything. Maybe I shouldn't have put in that new series this week. Dunno, though, the boys worked it fairly well.

Something, at least, that other bunch won't be looking for And, Lord only knows, they've got us well scout ed this late in the season. That Smith chaD been on us every game. Smart boy. Well, just so the quarterbacks call the series at the right time. Globe had yesterday.

Quar The OP Grads Back To Brave Weather i jf fa Xt' 1 Vii mud JXi! terback's pretty good, but that Globe guy had him greatest in the country. I can just see Jones putting that clipping up on his club's bulletin board Oh me, oh my! Well, nobody seriously hurt. Knock on wood. Homecoming. Mmmph! What a headache after the game.

Maybe during it, too. Well, might as. well check with the coaches. Oh me, oh my! An Expert? Well Sports Writer Next time I et one of these homecoming deals, brother, I'm staying 20 miles out of tow.i. Man, the grads really tore up the joint last night.

Guess I helped them a bit, at that Maybe more than a bit. Whatever made me tell that one guy where's he from? Miami that University would win this one by 13 points? They'll be lucky to win by one. Well, an expert is supposed to be a darn fool, anyway. That was a nasty crack Joe Doaks from State College made in Bill Brown's Those State College people think University can't do anything wrong as far as The Globe is concerned. What did he say? Pro-University.

Then that Brown says he didn't like last week's stqry. Sure, boys played poorly, but why say so? Why say so, indeed! mile-and-a-half race. Foreigners Take 2 In two previous runnings, American thoroughbreds failed to turn back horses from across the sea. The inaugural went to Robert Boucher's Wilwyn from England. A year ago, the French Worden II, owned by Robert Strass-burger, romped home in front.

American thoroughbred prestige, however, rides high abroad this year. Another colt from Kentucky, Robert Sterling Clark's Never Say Die, romped off with two of England's biggest turf classics the Epsom Derby and the St. Leger Stakes. Fisherman, owned by C. Whitney, and Stanley Mikell's Brush Burn face the task of keep ing the red, white and blue flying high as substitutes.

Brush Burn got into the race when Kentucky Derby winner Determine was withdrawn with a slight injury that interrupted his training. Replaces High Gun Fisherman replaced High Gun when the leading candidate for the three-year-old championship and Horse of The Year" honors, also was injured slightly yester day in his final workout for the big race. The withdrawal of High Gun left an expected crowd of 30,000 fans without a standout favorite but favorites have fared poorly in this race. In the 1952 race, Greek Ship, an American entry, finished sixth with jockey Eddie Arcaro in the saddle. Craft Admiral was last a year ago.

Arcaro will be back for another Continued on Page 12, Column 3 Summer Tan Seriously 111 At Belmont Racing Future Of Juvenile Star In Grave Doubt New York, Nov. 2 (AP) Mrs. Russell A. Firestone's Summer Tan, winner of the world's richest horse race and a leading candidate for the Kentucky Derby and other three-year-old classics next year, was in serious condition at Belmont Park today and his racing future was un certain. The two-year-old colt, winner of the $269,965 Garden State Stakes last Saturday, is suffering from an embolism (blood clot) in the arteries supplying the large intestine.

He was stricken after being transported from Garden State Park, where he ran his last race of the 1954 season, to Belmont, where he was to remain until time to go to Florida for winter racing. Ttesting Fairly Well' "He's seriously ill," said his trainer, Sherill W. Ward. "This morning he has been resting fairly well, but he's far from out of the woods. Summer Tan is the fourth of the top two-year-olds of the 1954 season to be retired for the sea-1 son because of one ailment or an- other.

And, in bis case, it probably is the most serious. Nashua, the Belmont Futurity winner and the likely winter dook iavonte lor tne ueroy, was declared out of the Garden State when he was slow in recovering from a fever. Owner William Woodward, and Trainer Jim Fitzsimmons decided to retire Nashua until the Florida season. Earlier, the Clearwater Stable's Royal Coinage, third behind Nashua and Summer Tan in the Futurity, had been sidelined be-1 cause he hurt an ankle in that race, and Wilton Stable's Royal Note was turned out to recover from bursitis of the knee. There was Turn-to A year ago, Turn-to was named champion two-year-old of 1953 and winter book favorite for the Derby after winning the first Garden State.

He was the victim of a stall accident and never raced as a three-year-old. Summer Tan cooled out well after last Saturday's race, Ward said, and showed no sign of illness until yesterday afternoon. He suffered severe pain during the night, and one of the veterinarians treating him said only the colt's strong constitution kept the situation from being much worse. In addition to the Garden State, Summer Tan won the Youthful, United States Hotel and Cowdin Stakes and finished second four times in 11 starts. He has earned $230,420.75 this year.

Fane Threatens To Quit London. Nov. (AP) J. Ondow Fne, president of the British Boxinc Board of Control, threatened to resign tonight from the one-year old world boxinc rhamplonshlD committee because, it had been ignored In Hx of aevea utl bouta held Uila rear. By LARRY BOECK The Commodores of Vander-bilt, opponent of Kentucky Saturday afternoon at Lexington, possess a sturdier football frigate than their five sinkings this season indicate.

They've merely been outgunned in reserve manpower, asserts Coach Blanton Collier of the Wildcats. And, adds another football student Ed Danforth of the Atlanta Journal "Vanderbilt has the best football team in the na tion that hasn't won a game." In losing five games without recording a victory, the Commodores, in four of them, gave the enemy a jolly of it before being worn. Collier terms Vandy "very dangerous" after observing game movies and reading scouting re ports. And, he went on, he believes the Commodores have as good a first unit as any club in the Southeastern Conference. Forced to Kick "Their only trouble, as far as we can discover, is lack of depth in capable reserves," he said.

"They play a difficult schedule, about the same calibre jof our own, andthe opposition has found them a very worthy opponent for the first part of the ball game and then worn them down in the later stages with superior reserve strength." The sophomore-junior studded Commodores have bowed 16-14 to surprising Georgia, league leader; 28-14 to Alabama; 25-19 to Baylor; 22-7 to Ole Miss (which beat U. K. 28-9) and 34-14 to Rice. However: Georgia was forced to kick a field goal in the final minutes to overcome a one-point deficit. Pressed Alabama trailed by one touchdown at the half, had to pour across three in the final half to avoid disaster.

Ole Miss also felt pressure, led but 13-7 going into the final quarter before wearing out the Commodores. And, in a thriller, Baylor had to storm from behind late in the game to win. Pointing for Cats As for the Rice debacle, Collier interprets it as a case of the Commodores pointing for Kentucky. Vanderbilt figures, said Collier, that it can beat the Wildcats but had little hope of upending a powerful Rice. That's particularly true if the Commodores have their ailing ace halfback Charles "Rope" Horton back for the game that is homecoming for Kentucky.

This 180-pound junior started the season in sensational fashion, Best Bill's Hygro. Aisooattd Prtss Wirtphoto VALIANT VOL Tom Tracy, 180-pound University of Tennessee fullback, is the Associated Press back of the week. He was chosen for his performance in leading the Volunteers to a 26-20 victory over North Carolina Saturday. I -si! r- a if, A 1 li I wiv "i i 1 1 1 1 1 1 -i 1 1 nft Tin il iWfcii un rm i i 'ijj'L iiU 1 scoring two touchdowns in Vandy's first two games against Baylor and Alabama. Horton was injured in the fourth quarter of the 'Bama fray and hasn't been in action since.

It's believed, however, that he'll be ready to go against "the Wildcats. U. K. AILING Among U. ailing fullback Bobby Walker will be ready for Vandy.

He's the lad who was out two weeks with the flu. However, Co-Captain and guard Joe Koch, who has a bad knee, probably won't be able to go until Tennessee. Guard Bill Bennett still is bruised but expected to play. Out, it appears, is fullback Hooker Phillips. WORKHORSES Most rugged workhorse on the U.

K. squad is end Howard Schnellenberger of Louisville Flaget. He's played 306 minutes and nine seconds out of a possible 420 minutes. Other workhorses, and their times played: fullback Dick Rushing, 294.38; guard Neil Lowry, 288.33; end Bradley Mills, 272.51; halfback Dick Mitchell, 259.9; tackle Bill Wheeler, 248.36; center Dave Kuhn, 246.24; halfback Dick Moloney, 245.10; quarterback Bob Hardy, 239.57, and guard Joe Koch, 212.52. COMPARISONS U.

K. owns the third leading passer in the league and Vandy the fifth, S.E.C. statistics released yesterday show. Hardy has completed 39 of 75 aerials for 558 yards and a completion percentage of 52.0 Vandy's Jim Looney has hit on 32 of 71 flips for 486 yards and a percentage of 45.1 Hardy, incidentally, is third in total offense with 637 yards. He was bumped from leadership by Eagle Day of Ole Miss with 745 and Bobby Freeman of Auburn with 721.

On team offense U. K. is sixth with an average of 276.6 yards per game and Vandy is ninth with an average of 233.6 yards Ole Miss leads with 378. Defensively, Kentucky is sixth, yielding 246.1 yards per contest Continued on Page 13 THE RIVALRY That's the way it goes. Say a kind word and you're pro-something.

Be a little critical and you're anti-something. Damned if you do and damned if you don't. Coach seemed fidgety at the press meeting last night. Hard to get a straight answer from many coaches. Not as bad as they once were, though no, sir.

Maybe the pros got 'em wor ried. Maybe they're getting around to the thought they're going to have to start promoting their own game. Well, better get down the lobby and drop' off all those tickets. Getting to feel more like a ticket agency than a reporter. Can't Win 'Em All! 01' Grad O-o-o-oh! What a head What a head! Water.

Cold, cold water. Sure had a great time. Yes, sir. What was that Mar tha was griping about when we got back to the room? Darn, she's sleeping peacefully Wait'll she gets up and starts that old routine about how good she's feeling and I could, too, if I didn't always want to be the life of the party and how she's going to see the game, actually see it blah, blah, blah! Reminds me. Better get another bottle.

In a box with the Jacksons. Man, that Joe puts it away during a game. What was that joke the guy told us laet night? What's the definition of an alcoholic? He's a guy you don't like who drinks as much as you do. Hah! Mmmmmm, that hurt my head. W.MV:: ym ii' tx I i Talking Talking, Talking, Ky.

Vanojr Ky. Vandy 1896 192T 1897 50 19M 1901 23 1937 1 19rt2 1 lMg 1 1 9f 1939 Jl 1J 1907 35 1940 7 7 1911 0 19 1941 15 39 191 0 45 1942 7 1917 0 5 1945 19 1918 S3 194 10 7 1919 0 1947 14 0 1920 0 20 194 7 2 1921 14 21 1953 40 1922 0 9 (Kentucky won 4, Vanderbilt won 21, fyour I 'Peck 1 A 0 thm 51 I III rnmirrn-lj Oh, oh! That's what the old lady was mad about talking all that time to Sally Winters. Well, me and Sally did have the campus agog the year we graduated 1932? Or was it 1933? No matter. But maybe we shouldn't have talked about that one night after the game was played down in Knoxville and smashed up the car coming home. Old landmarks still here Buildings growing old Some of the old profs, too, bless 'em, coming up and reminiscing Great guys, Hope we win this one by seven points.

Don't, and I lose another bet to that Roy Anderson. What a lucky stiff. Always betting against the University. What's he come to the games for? That coach is a good one, though. Didn't seem to think our Club for The Cultural Advancement of Young Athletes did much last spring.

What was that crack? Got him a lot of cultured young men all right, but what about recruiting athletes? Oh, well, they all moan a bit. Come to think of it, maybe a better go down and eat befora Martha wakes up. Give her chance to cool off. A Better Buy '52 CHRYSLER SARATOGA Radio, Heater and Automatic Transmission $1289 BALLARD'S LOT 1C3 W. Broadway WA 6933 BACK IN ACTION is sophomore fullback Bobby Walker of Middlesboro.

He was sidelined two weeks with the flu but is ready for Vanderbilt when Kentucky plays the Commodores Saturday at Lexington in a homecoming game. Bob Phillips, junior fullback from Pikeville, is hurt so Walker may run No. 2 to Dick Rushing..

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