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EG Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, Nov. 10, 1968 Horse Show Off ers Beauty, Drama, Suspense captain of the U.S. team, the smooth William C. Steinkrause who seems to become part of the horse on a Jump. THE WALL WAS SEVEN FEET HIGH and the spread between corral fences was 5 feet for the fourth barrage, between Chapot and Smith. The American went first, clearing the fences with plenty to spare, but smashing into the wall and tumbling over the horse's head and falling beneath his frightened hoofs. Chapot writhed on the ground, and was helped off, stunned and hurt. Smith came out fast on the redoubtable O'Malley, but a trailing hoof kicked off a pole from the lower of the two fences. The crowd sucked In its breath so sharply one would think the Garden roof might cave In as O'Malley thundered toward the wall, then rose up and cleared it as smoothly as water flowing over a dam. The Garden exploded into laughter. . A very slim baroness In a white toga came out to give Smith his silver plate and wag a finger at O'Malley as If he was a guest who dropped an Ice cube down the pantry girl's bodice. The crowd moved out of the Garden, some immediately to the unreal, unclean, black-and-white city, and some to the stable area where the teen-age Miss Julianne Schmutz, still in her brocaded gold coat, was walking with a middle-aged couple and saying. ". . . fantastic." U'lVV.TIMKSNKHSSKKYH K NEW YORK The girl's name was Julianne Schmutz, and her flaxen hair was gathered and tucked into a black High hat. She sat like a princess, tall and buxom in her brocaded gold frock coat, on a chestnut mare named Forest Song, a stylish mare with a clipped mane and a shaved tail who walked and trotted and cantered in the middle of Madison Square Garden like a tease at a Junior prom. Forest Song won her event at the iNational Horse Show that night, the best of a dozen three-gaited saddle horses, and Julianne Schmutz round face glowed, waves of light rippling out upon the half-empty arena, the kind of warming light that made women in the balcony cry at technicolor movies. There is something very extravagant about the horse show, not nearly so elegant as one would expect, nor complicated, nor even particularly social, but rather extravagant in the way Ross Hunter movies gave women lush scenery, deep furs, dripping diamonds, and drama so obvious that even tragedy made the balconv feel good. It was early in the evening, this past Thursday evening, hut the next few events rolled by unnoticed because -lulianne Schmutz, By the third barrage there were only six riders left and two obstacles, a simulated grass-topped stone wall made of wood and a pair of corral-type fences. Frank Chapot of the United States equestrian team cleared them both, but Barbara Simpson, the chunky Canadian girl who rides with a fine lightness, ticked off a piece of the wall. The crowd becomes very emotional at jumping, sucking in its breath as the horse approaches the obstacle, letting the air slide out between clenched teeth as the horse begins his leao. ready to hull out In relief or bite off breath for disaster. Kathy Kusner, slim and taut on Untouchable, had been having some trouble and riding very physically, almost lifting the horse over the jumps, and this time she hit the wall low, smashing off the simulated grass tops, pitching lot-ward and tumbling into another fence. She was right up, hatless, suddenly pale and vulnerable as she stretched out her right hand toward the horse, almost beseeching as the horse would have none of her, galloping the ring until, tired, he stopped at an exit and someone else held him for her. Harvey Smith of Great Britain went over neatly, Reynoso Fernandez of Brazil knocked down a piece of wall, and so did the ROBERT LIPSYTE New York Times her hat gone, her hair streaming down to the waist of her brocaded gold frock, was moving joyously among the box seats, touching the hands of elderly women and accepting slight bows of older men and turning her theek to be kissed by dashing young men. FOURTEEN HORSES WOULD JIMP six obstacles, and they would keep at it until one of them was left with less faults or refusals than any other. Faults are scored for knocking down pieces of the obstacles, and a refusal Is registered when a horse is unwilling to jump an obstacle. The third time he refuses an obstacle, he is eliminated. After everyone jumps the course, two obstacles are taken away and the remainder are made more difficult. Each series is called a barrage. First Negro Pro QB Small, But Confident Tropical Season To Start :'-W . just don't think about it. If I had I couldn't have done anything." Briscoe entered the- Boston ; game in the fourth period with 9:52 remaining and Denver trailing 1710. On the first play he hit Eric Crabtree with a 22-yard pass. Later he engineered an 80-yard drive in five plays for a touchdown and finished with two completions in six attempts for 43 yards. He also proved an able scrambler, rushing five times for 51 yards. He now has started or played in five games, completing exactly half of his 62 passing attempts for 457 yards and three touchdowns and rushing 19 times for 165 yards and another three touchdowns. MIAMI Tropical Park opens the 1968-1969 thoroughbred racing season Saturday, Nov. 16, with the 16th running of the $1U,(XX) added Hurricane Handicap. The Hurricane Handicap is for three-year-olds and older and is traditionally contested at six furlongs. Tropical's 52-day meeting is the longest scheduled meeting in Florida history and with the exception of Tuesday, Nov. 19, it will be 10 races daily Monday through Saturday at the Miami track until Jan. 16. The season's racing program will feature 13 added-money events and a gross purse allotment of $1,800,000. In addition to the various age and distance categories, there will be important features for the distaff set terback who was black and that In itself would tend to cause some friction." Then, on the Tuesday before Denver's Sept. 29 game against Boston, Saban walked up to him on the practice field and, according to Briscoe, said: "Go change your uniform you're going to play quarterback." And so, Briscoe was tapped to play quarterback if Denver needed him, and prepared to break the color line. In the entire 49-year history of organized professional football, only one black athlete ever had played quarterback. That was Willie Thrower, an emergency signal-caller pressed into action by the Chicago Bears against the Green Bay Packers in 1953. Thrower completed three of eight passes for 27 yards in his one and only game at quarterback. DENVER (AP) Whenever people discussed the first black quarterback In pro football, they figured he would have to have the size of Roman Gabriel, the savvy of Bart Starr and the arm of Joe Namath. But when he finally trotted out on the field and broke the color line that had existed for 49 years, he was a 5-foot-10, 177-pound product of Omaha University with little experience and even fewer credentials. That, however, didn't matter at all to Denver Coach Lou Sa-ban when he tapped Marlin Briscoe and made history. "The day we signed him we told him he would be given every opportunity to play quarterback," Saban says. "He would rise and fall only on his merits. There's been very little conversation other than that. I did mention there would be pressure on him but that's all. "The only reason he's playing quarterback is because of the newcomers he was the best of the batch. If he can win football games for me that's all I'm concerned about." And, so circumstances injury to first-string quarterback Steve Tensl and poor performances by ft s.i, jJx. footballs, basketballs, volley-balls, baseballs, softballs." That was the beginning. Briscoe took to the basketballs and the footballs, eventually moved on to Omaha and became a standout quarterback and a more than acceptable engineering student. There were, however, financial pressures. To take care of them, as well as his studies, required an enormous amount of drive and Briscoe had it. This past summer, for example, he worked at three Jobs In Omaha, as a draftsman from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., as a night watchman from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and from midnight to 7 a.m. three nights a week he lugged 150-pound carcasses of beef in a packing house. Then he went to camp with the Broncos, his mind filled with thoughts of playing quarterback despite being black. "I knew a black man had never played quarterback," Briscoe says. "I also knew ether were those who could but got switched to flanker or defensive back. There had been prejudice. But I knew a black man could play quarterback as well as any other position. "I also knew that teams had a lot of boys from the South who had never played with a quar each Wednesday afternoon. ItthK Tropical Park will host a num ber of regional Jockey champl ons and will be the scene of An gel Cordero's quest for the na "I thought a lot of thoughts about all that before the game," Briscoe recalled, "but not dur tlonal championship. Cordero ing the game. In the game, you r -Bi.i v. st: v PKG GOODS SUNDAY 'TILL MIDNITE I BHKsi:n- 1 BIG Dl ll - I a Trip, Daily I 30 1 I TO I KITE flSHING WJ Fll. I 7 m te ii m. I RIVIERA CITY DOCKS Jim Leclair and Joe DiVito I BLACK ROOSTER Foreit Hill I Cenoresi tS-W4S f PH. VI 8-2919 NITE VI 4-6970 J currently holds a very narrow lead over West Coast rider Al-varo Pineda. Competing at Tropical Park will be jockeys Mike Hole, Jorge Velasquez, Jacinto Vasquez, Calvin Stone, Craig Perret, Richard Grubb and leading Canadian rider Robin Platts. Tropical Park will present its usual format of daily double on first and second races and per-tecta on the final race. There will, however, be a change in that the Big Perfecta replaces the Option-Twin Double. The Big Perfecta will be run daily on the 5th race with exchanges made for the 7th event. Post time for the first race each afternoon will be at 1:15 with the final race on the program scheduled for approximately 5p.m. AUTO CENTER projected Briscoe into the role everyone felt would go to a high draft such as Oakland's Eld-ridge Dickey or a touted collegian such as Grambling's Jimmy Harris. Instead, It went to the slightly built No. 14 draft choice who was bom in Oakland, Calif., but grew up with his sister In Omaha, Neb. where he learned the subtleties of discrimination. "I remember when I was in high school I was somewhat of a star I still couldn't go across the street and eat in the bowling alley," says Briscoe. "When we beat the No. 1 team In the state, I tried to get a sandwich there with a white guy. "The man refused to serve me. He put the sandwich in a sack and gave It to me to take outside." But that hasn't in any way marred Briscoe's thoughts. "There's always been some type of trouble like that," he explained. "You Just know how it is because you're black. But I (APlirrphoto) DERBY WINNER WORKS Sir Washington, D. C. International. Sir Ivor is shown warming up on the Ivor won the Epsom Derhy and has grass at Laurel Race Course in been established as the Internation-Maryland for Monday's $150,000 al favorite. Sir Ivor Favored In International Go CAN VOU 7 LAUREL, Md. (AP) Sir Brow ns' Glass Goes Inactive CLEVELAND (UPI) The Cpeveland Bcowns Friday announced defensive end bill Glass has been placed on the inactive list. Glass broke two ribs in last Sunday's game with San Francisco. Defensive tackle BUI Sabatino was brought up from the cab squad to replace him. The lirowns also announced that flanker Gary Collms who sustained a shoulder injury a month ago, was being placed on the Inactive list for another week. Ivor, a Kentucky-bred, will rep resent Ireland and Czar Alexan aer, an insn-Dred, will represent the United States Monday mm never let It worry me. There are good people and bad. My way Is Marcy, the 1967 International winner, in the 1-mile Man O'War stakes over the grass at Belmont Park. Paul Mellon's Fort .Marcy, who defeated Damascus by a nose In this race last year, also will represent the United States Monday. Damascus was to have run, in the $150,000 Washington D.C., International. to show people what I am by performance. In essence, that's The two are among 10 international grass specialists slated to compete in the l'A-mlle test at Laurel. Sir Ivor, owned by Raymond Guest, former U.S. ambassador to Ireland and bred by Mrs. Al what It's all about." Briscoe learned what sports were all about when he was a short, fat kid in the fifth grade in Omaha. "I didn't have a father to bring me up since my mother was separated so my cousin Bob Rose looked after us," Briscoe explained. "He used to be rough on me, but one day he showed up with a large box filled with Ice Headley Bell at Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington, Ky., Is favored to win the 16th running Braves Set Busy Spring Schedule of the International. This year he has won the Ep som Derby, the English 2,000 Guineas and the Champion i n , j tfl pfji11?1" Lin I tBwSI r Total Service Stakes and was second to Vaguely Noble In the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Despite his but Mrs. Edith W. Bancroft's 1967 Horse of the Year bowed a tendon while running In the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park Oct. 26 and has been retired to stud. Others in this year's field are the filly La Lagune, winner of the Epsom Oaks, and Carmarthen and Petrone, all representing France; Sablnus of Brazil, Trastevere of Peru, Azincourt of Argentine and Takeshlba-0 of Japan. The final invitation accepted was by Auguslo Maggiolo, owner of Trastevere, Peru's 3-year-old champion who has won eight of nine starts this year. The International, Brainchild of John D. Schapiro, president of Laurel Race Course, was first run In 1952, and was won by Wil-wyn of England. The first American entrant to win was C.V. Whitney's Fisherman in 1954 and since then sev en U.S. representatives have won Hasty House Farm's Ma-han In 1957, Cain Hoy Stable's Bald Eagle In 1959 and 1960, P.W. Madden's T.V. Lark In 1961, Montpelier's Mongo in 1963, Mrs. Richard C. DuPont's Kelso In 1964 and Fort Marcy last year. France has had four winners, Australia one and Venezuela one. Nineteen countries have participated. The fastest time was 2:23 4-5 by Kelso In 1964 and the biggest margin of victory was six lengths by Worden II of France in 1953. defeat In the Are, many ob servers consider him the best throughhbred In Europe. Hot just an ordinary reline but a . . . COMPLETE 11 -POINT BRAKE OVERHAUL! Czar Alexander raced In Ire land, England, France and Ger many before being purchased More then 2500 basic bulldinq designs. Durable, attractive commercial and industrial buildings. and imported to this country by Washington sportsman Gustave 34.83 Ring. He recently defeated Fort AMERICAN COMPACTS, STANDARD FORDS, CHEVROtETS SPECIAL! qnfeteel Str HERE'S WHAT WE DO! Special to Post-Times ATLANTA The entire schedule isn't yet ready for announcement, but the Atlanta Braves reported Saturday they'll play 14 spring exhibition games in the West Palm Beach Stadium, giving fans an opportunity to see many of the top teams in both major leagues. The new National League Montreal Expos will make their bow on Friday, March 7, their first baseball game In history, and the opener of the Braves' spring schedule. It is expected that the Expos may share the Stadium training facilities with the Braves during their first spring, and in the event the Braves should move to an Arizona base in 1970, as rumored, the Expos might replace them at theFloridacampsite. Don Davidson, travel secretary of the Braves, who drafted the exhibition schedule, said that one of the 14 games in West Palm Beach will be at night, against the Minnesota Twins. 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