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... i '"'' vVv".: '-! iv the courier-journal, Sunday, September is. 1979 C! 15 guides Rockhill Native to impressive Futurity victor. Oldham , CampHad Inn AP DHpalcha Rockhill Native stalked pacesetting ' Plugged Nickle until the last quarter of I a mile and then ran away with yester-1 day's $164,750 Futurity at Belmont. Winning officially for the fifth time in seven starts, Rockhill Native carried 25-year-old jockey John Oldham over the seven furlongs in 1:22 for a four-length victory over Sportful. Gold Stage was another 4l4 lengths back and l'2 lengths in front of Degenerate Jon. . Since Rockhill Native was not nominated to the Futurity, owner Harry A. Oak paid $10,000 to enter the gelded son of Our Native. He earned $90,150 and boosted his career bankroll to $203,807. The victory may have clinched 2-year-old honors for Rockhill Native, trained by Herb K. Stevens of Versailles, Ky., Wi-se advice Oak followed in purchased him for $26,000 as a yearling at Keeneland. Oak, 69, is a retired j HORSE 'RACING Louisville. Their marriage was unique in that Suzy also was a jockey at the time, June 25, 1976, and in fact had just lost a race to John at Churchill Downs. The Futurity payoff on Rockhill Native was $2.40, $2.40 and $2.10. Sportful, owned by Fred W. Hooper, returned $5.60 and $2.10, and Mrs. Philip B. Hof-mann's Gold Stage, another supplemental entry, also paid $2.10. There was a minus show pool of $20,473. Rockhill Native broke on top but quickly dropped behind Plugged Nickle, ridden by Angel Cordero Jr. After a half-mile, Plugged Nickle led Rockhill Native by two lengths with Sportful, ridden by Jeff Fell, another half back. But when Oldham asked Rockhill Native for his winning drive, it was all over. After Degenerate Jon came Golfer, African Waters, Plugged Nickle and Grandiloquent Guy, stablemate of Degenerate Jon. Each carried 122 pounds. ARLINGTON Sissy's Time caught pacesetting Ellie Milove Hearing mid-stretch and drew out slowly for a 1 -length victory in the $113,165 Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes. Ellie Milove, invading from New Jersey and an easy winner of her only previous start, was second in the six-furlong dash for 2-year-old fillies. She was the 13-10 favorite and Sissy's Time the second choice at 17-10. : Vogue Folks was third, 3 lengths farther back, with Marathon Girl fourth, followed by Follow Orders and finally Chips and Honey. All but Follow Orders were supplemented at $5,000. "She started to loaf on me early and again on the stretch turn," jockey Ear-lie Fires said of the winner, "but I got into her and she responded." Sissy's Time, a Florida-bred daughter of Villamor Pagebook, by Needles, was timed In 1:11. She earned $63,399 for Mrs. Mimi Selz and Mrs. Billye Smreker, both of Little Rock, Ark. The winner paid $5.40, $2.80 and $2.20. Ellie Milove returned $3 and $2.40, and Vogue Folks paid $3. ST. LEGER Son of Love, a 20-1 shot, scored a head victory over Soleil Noir, 13-1, in the classic event at Don-caster, England. Son of Love, ridden by Alain Le-queux, rallied to catch Soleil Noir, with Yves St. Martin aboard. The 1-2 finishers both are French-owned. American-bred Niniski, ridden by Willie Carson, wound up third and Stetchworth fourth. Cracaval, co-favored with Niniski at 4-1, fared poorly under Steve Cauthen, the 1977 American Athlete of the Year from Walton, Ky., who was seeking his 1,000th career win. The Queen's horse, Milford, set the early pace but faded. BAY MEADOWS Crafty NfOive scored an upset in the $33,500 San Joaquin Handicap, running the mile on grass in 1:36. Another longshot, Captain Dare, was second and Struttin Gqi&e ran third. Crafty Native paid $30.80, $10.60 and $5.60. Captain Dare's prices were $U$0 and $6.40, and Struttin George fxijd $4.80. CALDER Heavily favored Bulking Lady swept to the lead at the"V5jx-teenth pole and scored a 2i-Iength victory in the $27,950 Aspidistra Handicap for fillies and mares. i Behaving Lady, ridden by Octayiu Aviles, ran seven furlongs in l:24,,anrt paid $3.60, $2.80 and $2.40. Runnerr Distant Voyage returned $4.80 and 2M after finishing a nose before Moving Waters, who paid $4.60. j! "-' United Parcel Service executive. In his last previous outing, Rockhill Native had been disqualified from first to fifth in the Hopeful Stakes despite a 6'2-length romp over J. P. Brother. A $10,000 fee also was paid by Diamond Peg Stable to supplement J. P. Brother to the Futurity, but it was forfeited when he was ordered scratched by stewards on the recommendation of the Belmont Park veterinarian. The colt has a problem In his left front foot. Rockhill Native's first three triumphs were scored at Churchill Downs and included the Jefferson Cup on closing day, June 30. He has been ridden in all starts by Oldham, a Cincinnati native whose wife is the former Suzy Picou of AUTO RACING Bobby Unser wins Michigan Indy-car race From af- and Special Dispatch Bobby Unser grabbed the lead early in the race and went on to win the $75,000 Michigan Grand Prix, his sixth Indyor victory of the season, yesterday in Cambridge Junction, Mich. Unser took charge on the 37th lap when Gordon Johncock blew an engine, and he kept the lead the rest of the way, beating Tom Sneva by 10.7 seconds. Unser completed the 150-mile race at Michigan International Speedway in 51 minutes, 22 seconds for an average speed of 175.211 mph to pick up the $14,210 first prize. Sneva was the only other driver on the same lap with Unser. Only seven of the 15 starters were running at the end, with Indy 500 winner Rick Mears finishing third. f MIDWEST 300 Randy Sweet is apparently the man to beat in the American Speed Association's Midwest 300 today at Salem (Ind.) Speedway. In drawing the pole position for today's $20,000 race. Sweet broke his own track record of 16.868 seconds. Sweet, from Kalamazoo, Mich., is fourth in the ASA's Circuit of Champions point standings. Dick Trickle qualified second with a time of 17.076 seconds, and defending ASA point champion Mark Martin, who leads in points this year as well, qualified third. Competition begins at 2 p.m. EST with a 100-lap race among odd-numbered qualifiers, followed by a 100-lap contest featuring even-numbered qualifiers. The final, with the top 12 finishers in each of the two earlier races competing, is expected to start at about 3:45 EST. DELAWARE 506 Harry Gant set a track record of 136.871 mph in qualifying for; the 500-mile race at Dover Downs' International Speedway. But while he broke David Pearson's old track mark of 136.612 mph, Gant will have to start from the No. 3 grid position in today's race. The pole and the No. 2 starting spot were secured by rookie Dale Earnhardt and veteran Darrell Waltrip in qualifying runs Friday. Earnhardt won the pole for the second consecutive week with a clocking of 135.726 mph. FORMULA ONE Canada's Gilles Villeneuve, driving a Ferrari, turned in the fastest time and won the pole position for today's formula-one Dino Ferrari Grand Prix in Imola, Italy. Bourbons drop twin bill and World Series Continued from Page One lence Milwaukee's offensive thunder. A bases-loaded homer by Phil Higgins during an eight-run uprising in the second inning carried the Schlitz to victory in the opener, and four homers in the second game, including another by Higgins, helped wrap up the sweep and the championship. Phil Schroer, the league's winningest MM - 4 . ? It- If :r s .Jans. . np, it Kentucky Bourbons' . .. ..jWjSS.io . r ! If r " "twi ai xs ?.. lot-"---.- r- : - ft '".-. Am Clint Galbreath, the trainer, driver and part owner fore their victory last night in the $204,000 Ken- of Niatross, gave the sensational colt a warmup be- tucky Pacing Derby at Louisville Downs. Niatross 'overcomes' for victory Continued from Page One the inside of Niatross was away at high speed with the same idea. "They all just rolled out of there eight wide," said starter Greg Coon, who faces the horses and controls the speed of the car in front of the field, while Gary Owens steers. "When we started I just buried the throttle. The kid in front had to get us out of the way." The field flew to the first quarter in :28, and eventually Whamo made the lead, with Niatross stuck on the outside of him. Whamo, with trainer Charlie Clark at the controls, had to keep Niatross parked out there, to go the hard mile. Galbraitfr had togo past and assume the lead himself. 1 " Niatross responded with an explosive burst as the field headed to the finish line the first time around the half-mile oval. Suddenly, he was past Whamo and on the lead. It was all over. That "good motor" had roared, and the machine was in motion. From there Niatross cruised to the wire, home on top by that length and a half over 21-1 shot Dorado Hanover. A pair of 99-1 shots, J D's Buck and Skip By Night, finished third and fourth, respectively, while Whamo ended up sixth, behind Treasure Reef. He was a tired horse from tangling with Niatross. Clark said his horse had to do "the braving" when he went hard to get the lead in the first quarter-mile. When Niatross challenged, Clark asked Whamo for his all. pitcher this season with 40 victories, was the victim of Milwaukee's eight-run eruption, being stung for six hits. "I think I was probably making my early pitches look too good, throwing them in there fat," said Schroer. '. However, Schroer's deliveries were lean compared to the fat pitch that his replacement, Don Rardln, tossed to Higgins. Don Rardin was safe at first. Dennis ..t-1 - i ' i ; ;.V A' - ' u 1 mam it in5 , ' 37 'nmmmHm.m Jfcjjaaaahr.i.Tv-n. nn m tmrnmrnn i,,,-f,-mmmmM M - Elsie Berger Breeder shows Niatross' trophy "I told him to keep on, keep on as hard as he could," said Clark. But Whamo could not repulse the challenge. Galbraith noted the guts of Whamo, and said that even though his horse was best, he had to earn it. "I had to use him, had to use him hard," said Galbraith. "But he responded when I asked him." "When we got those eight runs and the 8-0 lead," said Higgins, "I felt real confident, but then we got a series of zeroes down there on the scoreboard and I got worried. Kentucky, when they fired up, can score 10 runs on you." Kentucky was fired up all right, especially after a controversial call shortly before Higgins' grand slam. Milwaukee third baseman Dick Laba Staff Photo by Barbara Montgomery Glaser took the throw. 4 Staff Photos by Robert stolnau Galbraith also said he also used the whip on Niatross at the top of the stretch the final time. "But just lightly," he explained. That was the first time Niatross had felt the whip in earning $560,957 this year. Before the race, Niatross was owned by upstate New Yorkers Galbraith and Elsie Berger. But they only owned half of him afterward when Lou Guida, a vice-president of Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith, exercised an option to purchase half. The actual financial arrangements are still in flux, depending on the horse's future performance. But basically Guida paid $4 million for half of Niatross. .That might be a bargain.. WithV Galbraith not doing any bragging, praise for Niatross came from the others, led by Junior Simpson, who drove Dorado Hanover and was pleased just to be second and grab $48,000 behind Niatross. Simpson pulled no punches in placing Niatross with the greatest horses ever to wear harness. "I trained Bret Hanover once for Frank Ervin, and I trained Albatross for Stanley Dancer," said Simpson. "Now I'm going to ask Clint to let me train Niatross, and then I can say I drove three of the greatest horses in history." Niatross returned just $2.80, 2.60 and $2.20. Dorado Hanover paid $7.20 and 3.60. J D's Buck paid $9.80. The per-fecta of Niatross and Dorado Hanover was worth $41.40. Last night's betting handle of $504,598 was the most ever bet at a Kentucky harness track. hit a rocket back to the mound. It ricocheted off Schroer's glove to shortstop Greg Whitlock, who forced a runner at second. However, Laba was called safe on the relay to first and got an RBI to make it 3-0. "Naturally, I think we had him at first," said Schroer. And if they had, it would have been the third out of the inning. Rardin pitched the distance in the second game for the Bourbons, who wisely did not fall behind 8-0 in the nightcap. In fact, the outcome was very uncertain until Milwaukee exploded for five runs in the seventh, two each on doubles by Laba and shortstop Paul Wenzel. The Bourbons retaliated for two runs in the last of the seventh but snuffed out their final hopes when Greg Whitlock hit into a game-ending double play. In what turned out to be a good omen for Milwaukee, Schlitz leftfielder Dave Janicek was ejected in the fourth inning of the second game for throwing a ball into the stands. League rules call for automatic ejection. His replacement, Tom Gorski, homered In the sixth Inning to give the Schlitz a 7-6 lead. "That really got this team up," said Basile. "He's been struggling all year." It was Gorski's first hit of the Series. Ex-big leaguer paces victory TOKYO (AP) Former major leaguer Adrian Garrett batted in five runs with a homer and a double, boosting Hiroshima to a 9-4 victory over Yokohama yesterday. The homer was his 23rd of the Japanese League season. . . . , U.S. comeback clinched Davis Cup From AP and Special Dlspatchos Stan Smith and Bob Lutz came from two sets and a service break down in the third to beat Guillermo Vilas and Jii-Luis Clerc of Argentina 2-6, 4-6, 11-9, 6-4, 6-1 yesterday in Memphis, Tenn. The victory clinched the Davis Cup American Zone final for the United States, which won the Cup last year. The victory allowed Smith and Lutz to preserve their unbeaten Davis Cup record in 11 matches. Yesterday's match took three hours and 45 minutes, with the tense third set alone lasting an hour and 24 minutes. "We just decided to hang in there. We didn't think we would win," said Smith, who is playing his ninth year in the Davis Cup. Trailing two sets and 3-5 in the third set, the Americans held service at 4-5, with Smith serving an ace. Smith and Lutz broke back in the next game to tie the set at 5-5 and held serve In the 11th game. For the first time in the match, the crowd was on its feet. The rest of the American team, John McEnroe, Vitas Gerulaitis and Billy Martin, along with friends of the players, stood in the bleachers and began stomping their feet and chanting. The noise spread to the rest of the stadium, and thereafter the little band led every cheer. The third set, however, wasn't over. Leading 10-9 and receiving serve, the Americans fell behind 30-40, but executed three straight passing shots to win the marathon set. McEnroe will meet Clerc and Gerulaitis will face Vilas in today's meaningless singles matches. Famous RETREADS only 95 Size A7813 F.E.T. .31 New Tire Tread Design New Tire Mileage New Tire Safety Features SIZE 078 14 ie.95fE.T4o SIZE E781415 20.85 fit. 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WOMEN'S TOURNEY Billie Jeflft King and Goolagong Cawley will nttet today in the final of the Toray SillofcW tournament in Tokyo. King beat Dianne Fromholtz 6-2, 7-6 in one semifinaU.end Cawley eliminated Ann Kiyokura 7-5, 7lV 5 in the other. .IJ,, ATP WORLD DOUBLES Tim'Gt" likson and Bob Carmichael defeated' Gene and Sandy Mayer 6-2, 6-?. to 'ea'rrA a berth in today's final of the $150,000 ATP World Doubles tennis champiortv ship at Woodlands, Tex. : ;.i ? Marty Riessen and Sherwood Stefedftt struggled to a 7-6, 7-6 victory over Jcln Marks and Mark Edmondson to n;oclv. the title match. ' j v SHOWDOWN CLASSIC Co-favW-' ites Kevin Walsh and Scott Smith "ti&' vanced to the Showdown Classic filial, each finishing 3-0 in round-robin play M Louisville's Campus Tennis Club. . Walsh, the pro at Louisville's fivm-dard Country Club, won Group ;A,'ir. handing Trinity High School junior- Iter vid Beckman his only loss in taints matches, 6-3, 6-4. t jf? 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