Independent from Long Beach, California on February 21, 1964 · Page 46
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Long Beach, California
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Friday, February 21, 1964
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lad. INDEPENDENT-**?,. C-l Pardon My Stick By DAH UinS " Sporti [£(« " 'Cap Gioice Hurdled Candy Wrapper Weight is the great leveler in horse racing and to even things up for the 27th running of the $145,OOC Santa Anita Handicap Saturday, they've handed a bur den of 130 pounds to Gun Bow, the star of the winter meeting to date. Many observers were a bit stunned when they gave him that much weight. It had been hoped they would put ceiling of 123 on the race and work down. One expert blames the 130 impost on the fact that Kelso passed up the race. Kelso's handlers nominated him and had he remained in, he probably would have been given around IS2... and that would have dropped Gun Bow down to 127 or I2. But when Kelso didn't come out, the "weight man' plastered Gun Bow real heavy for his local performances, which include a 12-lcr.gth win in the Strub Stakes at the Big 'Cap distance of a mile and a quarter in slashing time, and victory over many cf the same horses he meets Saturday in the Saa Antonio two weeks ago. Gun Bow's burden actually makes it a wide-open race even though he still may jo postward at odds as short as 4-5 * * * 1\' ADDITION TO being assigned high weight. Gun Bow also supposedly got the worst of it in the draw for pos positions in the big and unwieldy IS-horse field. He will break from the outside stalL Going for Gun Bow in his quest to beat the weights and the No. IS post is the fact that he is part of a grea team which also includes our good friend Ed Neloy, one o the great conditioners in the game, and Willie Shoemaker the No. I jockey in the business. Gun Bow has handled like a -giant" so far and may be able to beat the weight for two reasons: (1) he is worked by an extra-heavy exercise boy, and (2) the ex trcmrly fast and quick 4-year-old colt also is an exceptionally large horse--standing over IT hands. Also, the blood of the Man o' War runs through his veins. His dam, Ribbons and Bows, was a daughter of the immortal champion. Breaking from the outside might cost him ground ... but should also keep him out cf trouble. Shoe'against the Portland Buck- Sports Lakers Finally See DETROrT «1 -- The Los this season the Pistons set,way to the strong Laker fin- Angeles Lakers outscored the'an all-time dub record I or ish. · · . » . ; Detroit Pistons 14-2 in the setbacks in one campaign. | Baylor scored 25 points, (list five minutes ThursdayiThey also were eliminate^Barnett 25 and Jerry WesT2* 'night to gain a 106-10! vie-,from the playoffs for the first.for the winners. HoweU^hid tory in a National Basketball lime since earning to Detroitj24 and Don Ohl 23 fot^De- Association game. [seven years ago. itroit. ;-. j The game was televised After the Lakers had taken] The Lakers hive the-, day live to the Southland. '-" *" ·-"'=-- ·---· " ? -'- a 56-50 half time lead. Detroit'off and then return to teir Dick Barnett paced the Laker comeback with five points. Elgin Baylor made a key steal and then drove in for what proved the winning ££ MIA Standings basket with maining. 59 seconds re-"T ** 3 J*i "* -cs iri W t,«Me«si THE VICTORY snapped a'S;^^ four-game losing streak for the Lakers. In losing for the 7th time if * * ,, » | home LA. Arena to meet Cincinnati Saturday night ''·',-' PROVIDENCE. RJ. (UPt- The Boston Celtics puUed jnit in front by three games! in, the tight Eastern Divjjicn'. · c. r ii»trt 3 J-4 S Bjrrwt t 11 II ··vtor 14 47 .254 TfturwljVs Iruiltt Lakcn lii.' Dnrflif iffl (Only · . - . race with an win over the Bullets. . S*n Frmeisct. tcNcdu!tl easy 129-213 B a l t i m o r e I J'! 1 RH1*rnw I Cittt j ToU'l 40 71-21 R in» fct- . . « IL«*u- II KerM battled back to an 80-80 }at three quarters. With the'jjTM/ [score deadlocked five minutes «·"« ·later at 90-90. a three-pointer'.TM:" "'"» Jictiitwr 4 4 4 1 * Jsr" up r" I"." Worrf«nd X OW - _-- , _. _..-. Llf^sa 4. Nt'sen. K'nl 4, Wilt* L Att*«danc»--L4tl iTf t'jeiS i ibaskets by Willie Jones put]}' · Detroit in front by *' points but the Pistons '"I Blades^ Bucks Collide By RICH ROBERTS The Blades, slowly drifting downstream with their motor dead, will take an- little other tug on the crank Howie Young on Patrol probably will take the "overland route". ..staying wide and'JJ.QQJ a j fag LA. on the outside to keep out of any traffic jams, which usually). »,,_--v» result in big fields, until he can gain position near the front.|£. re . i y l0t0nisht Thus, the draw actually may prove beneficial. IT ALSO IS HOPED that Gun Bow won't remember the incident at the eighth pole in the home stretch during his last outing in the Sen Antonio. The horse and Shoe- be at 8. Confronted by the awful prospect of tumbling over the falls and out of the playoff picture -- which means maker narrowly avoided disaster when Gun Bow suddenly;least SI, 13.1.14 to each play- made like a steeplechaser with two big leaps. ,er, the Blades' plight is des- Fluns show that Gun Bow was sailing along far In the kad uhtn he hesitated and then double jumped over . what was at first thought to be a shadow. When he came down the second time, he turned into a wagon rat which the gate boys didn't rake over ... but Shoe masterfully levelled him wiih a quick crack of the whip and he breezed on home. Such a "false leap" could have spilled Shoe and severely injured the horse, too. Remembering that Lamb Chop, considered the best filly in the country, had to be destroyed'musical chairs scramble and after having a leg mangled in the spill from a jam-vp in the 'the Blades share the fourth Strub Stakes last month, disturbed track officials went (and final seat with San Fran- straight to the scene right after the race. -*· * * ACCORDING TO A SOURCE close to the situation. pcrate. They have lost their list three games, five of their last six and--Hied by a recent 11- day break in the schedule -haven't scored a point in the standings since Feb. 6. Only four clubs cln make the playoffs in the furious RALSTON ADVANCE SALISBURY, Md. (UPI)' American Davis Cup ac'es Chuck McKinley and Dennis Ralston advanced to tht quarter-final round of tht National Indoor Tennis Championships Thursday with straight-set victories. McKinley of Saa Antonio, . Tei, defeated A n t o n i o Falafox of Mexico, 7-3, 8-6 and Ralston of Bakersfield, Calif, took the measure of Spain's Jose Arilla, ll-», 6-1. Australia's controversial stars. Roy Emerson and Ken Fletcher, went down Jo . · defeat. Tom Edlefson of- " Berkeley, Calif., beat Emtr- · son. 6-4. 6-8, 6-3 and Arthur Ashe of Richmond, Va_, donned Fletcher, 4-6, S-C, 6-4. jinrtd COT* Scott St . 41. *nd **1»H Cnun«. Mexico. Don Cell IcmrKH. JM. ·«. ( tadu E^azil. "they searched the spot where Gun Bow pulled off his freak jump and discovered a paper wrapper from a candy bar at the spot where he jumped. He apparently spotted it as he straightened out for home. "Luckily, he recovered his stride quickly. A jump He that can easily wrench a horse's back, cause a sprained ankle, a pulled tendon or even a cracked sesamoTd. However, he wasn't hurt . . . but it only goes to show what little things can cause. One must always be alert," Getting back to the weight situation, which is the key HOWEVER, the*B!ades ICE CAPERS tiave more games remaining than any of their rivals and the weekend offers a big chance to leap back into the runnerup spot behind runaway Denver. After tonight the Blades play at Vancouver Saturday and at Seattle Sunday, the latter to be telecast back en games but has been nxled for 15 in the last three. HOWIE* YOUNG'S presence could shore up the back- checking. The LA. fans showed they're just wild about Howie when the former big leaguer drew his first p e n a l t y as a Blade in loss to Port- Iynchrf Blades resimie their chase for Western Hockey League playoffs tonight when they oppose Portland in rematch at LA. Sports Arena. At top. Norm Johnson battles Bucks' Tommy McVie for loose puck; center, Gordie Young swipes puck from Gerry Coyer; right. Portland goalie Dave Kelly de- S£arj MaxwelTs shot Gorfy Veiprava (IE) fci rebound at- noenf Phafei bv Jim Blade Meets Roadblock to ivy horse race, especially a handicap where human judg-jkome. mcnt is involved in setting the imposts, only four horses) Coach Alf Pike's concern have ever won the Santa Anita 'Cap with 130 pounds-- jk" shifted from offense to Found Table. Seabiscuit. Thumbs Up and Mark Ye Well, defense in recent His Citation tried lo lug home 132. but it couldn't be done.* 1 "* 1 hls scored three or more Noor. with a 'feather" cf only 110 pounds, beat him by £oalj in each of its last sev- 15i lengths. , * * * -WEIGHT SUNK CFTATIOX ... and may sink the Gunner, too," says one observer. "Gun Bow picks up "battleship' pounds and that must detain him." It is said that the weights made John Alessio of the CaGente Future Book smile for the first time this season. Gun Bow opened at 40-1 and drew heavy play right from the start. He wound cp at even money to become one of the Ltortest priced favorites in the history cf the "book." Alessio stands to make the minimum profit if Gun Bow £-j| wins ... but the book would show a handsome return if he's ,," , beaten. ' TMf ple .,, . .. Money speaks . . . and it has spoken h,eai!y in the ^ P L' S * J ^''IV* future book to point out the "true contention" in the race.!| h ^; d " ed m Ttfme Cyrano dosed as second choice to Gun Bow at 3-1 f o l l o w e d , ^ S " v by Colorado King and Doc Jocoy. $-1; Quita Dade, 10-1, and. ."= 'S 1 Juf-,, *, p , v i - --- -·- Admirars Voyag- and Mr. Consistency, 12-1. IS _2 , cfc "3° B1 * c * leasing the municipal stadium * * * te'rSSaita * w K * I-*** *b has , % "? v^ V xm TMT Gun *»$«» »*»» ^l^dSHSr much," Jteeed « American League figured to be his top two challengers Saturday--Cyrano and! .f olaal P"' mucn. ne, Admiral's Voyage. I" 1 * * - - - - - '** *· Case of Delimit --Finley BOSTON Wt -- Charles O i hose deadlock City officials v « *k»t- However^ the Utter two can't be rated off that race.( e1 °. nto * f Horsemen said before the event that neither were "fit" for. 05 "?" w the race, which is called the "stepping stone to the Big 'Cap." It usually takes a tough, hardened horse to win. k . e *"** for B1 "« ht h «'» Cyrano and Admiral's Voyage hadn't started La more than a month. Their handlers allegedly bad passed tip races rather thaa risk picking cp higher weight for the ·Cap. They get in at 125 and 124, respectively. J, issue is coming before his fet And Pike hasn't had anyl tow club eiecutrvej trouble with Young either-) *~in!ey believes the league at least not since Young stole.haj TA grounds to expel him. his hat at Edmonton a few) "I have no idea what thei years ago when Pike was ptanj are." Finley said. "A Cyrano tired at the eighth'pole.'He definitely was a coaching Calgary. \\ understand is that they've; short horse. Admiral Voyage ran a miserzble race in his I " l!e 8»ve it back to me,invited me to be at the meet.; "test run." Both are "tight" now ... especially Cyrano. ;finally,"^ Pike recalls, full m« to eiplam to them the : Mr. Consistency has an excellent chance because he's, 0 * bear." r.e\er been this good, according to stable sources. He gets in at 120. The distance suits the stretch-running Quita Dude (115), while Colorado King, the South African, a a distinct threat at 120 pounds and his handlers are confident cf a big race from their import. DOES TV CONTROL COLLEGE FOOTBALL? That's the way the Big 'Cap shapes op. 5TII CHILD FOR CRAXDALLS A A s«« KYU FULLERTON -- The Del Crandalls have their fifth child. Mrs. Frances CrandaD. wife of Sin Francisco Giants' catcher Del Cran- dan, gave girth to a seven- round, seven - ounce boy Thursday. The child's name is Robert David. The Crandalls now have four boys and one girl Crandalt was traded to the Giants last December by the Milwaukee Braves. COLLEGE BASKETBALL ft t.-M-. r. i 'ff. ux COTMM \ nft fx C wnfun PORTSMOUTH, Vj. .n -- Television's inteference M. Fort ln- Drift · 77. *. Tr«« I'. TV ' it. urn n. T*IM IT. Mo*y Cron 40L C«r**c11mt Sf. lease negotiations. j *Tve asked five times pre-1 ( viousry for such a meeting ! to bring the league up to date; with college football is seri on the negotiations. And with ously hurting the game, no success. . Tra very happy the meet' ing has been called." Asked if he thought the meeting Friday was long overdue, Finley replied: "I have no comment on that" Rjrturjn OL V.frrKlt ».TJ ( KjJfv n. »·» i Trdl It W. V* V 4V14 117, Sports on Radio, 1 'V Navy coach Wayne Ilardin said Thursday. "I've thought for a long time now that television was overstepping its boundaries in its coverage of football." said the Middie coach whose team was ranked No. 2 bst season. "When they delay a bi^ game like the Cotton Bowl game for 15 minutes because i'f television, some- thing's Miror.z somewhere," he said. Hardia said the game was 15 minutes late starting because of television commi- ments. Hardin cited frequent time outs called so that a TV commercial can be shown. He said those time outs can change the complexion of a game and gave an example. "In our 1961 game with Notre Dame," he said, "We had a drive going and right in the middle of it this fel- I I n w on t h e sidelines dropped his black hat rxi the ground "That's the signal for a TV time out. So the officials called time. It didn't have anything to do with the game. And it interfered with our nomentuzn." N a r y defeated Notre Dame 13-10. Hardin was here to speak b e f o r e the Portsmouth Sports dub. His comments came during an interview and after question about that ABC-TV in- l tended to televise profev jional football games · MI Friday nights. TotFaj-'s Sports Card i is » S'«t. 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