The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 4, 1968 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 4, 1968
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Run For Roses Wide Open iiy ED SCHUYLER JR. I Associated Press Sports Writer) LOUISVILLE, Ky. AP) -' Calumet Farm sent Forward Pass: against 13 other prime 3- yearsalds today in a bid to win its first Kentucky Derby in 10 years. Intact, it was the first Derby for Calumet since Tim Tarn won I in 1958. Favored Forward Pass went Into : the race with four stakes victories this year, including the Florida Derby and the Blue Grass. Post time was, 4:38 p.m., EOT. CBS carried the 94th running^of the Derby on national television from 4-5 p.m. and on radio from 4:20-4:50 p.m. Although it was the .94th Derby, as always there was nothing old hat about it. For instance, it was a new and unforgettable experience for 11 owners, eight trainers and four jockeys. Five gray colts were entered —Peter Fuller's Dancer's Image, C.. Whitney's Gleaming Sword, Peter Kissel's Iron Ruler, Charles Engelhard's Jig Time and Mrs. Montgomery Fisher's Proper Proof. The jockeys who were making their first appearances in the Derby were Howard Grant on Millard Waldheim's T.V. Commercial, Buck Thornburg up on Alfred Hunt and Richard Scaife's Trouble Brewing, Mike Manganello on Frank C. Sullivan's Te Vega and Angel Cordero aboard Max Gluck's Verbatim. Rookie trainers and their horses: Anthony Basile, T.V. Commercial;'Mac Miller, Jig Time; Alcee Richard, Mrs. Joe W. Brown's Kentucky Sherry; Bill Stirling Jr., Trouble Brewing; George Berthold, Te Vega; Jerry Meyer, Verbatim; J. Lee Mosbacher, Proper Proof, and Lou Cavalaris, Dancer's Image. COURIER NEWS PAGE SIX Saturday, May 4, 1968 Turning Down Cool Million Turns Into A Family Affair \ By DM BERKOW ; NBA Sports Writer NEW YORK - (NBA) When was the last time you turned down $1 million? For Peter Fuller it was the middle of I April. Peter Fuller is a very- wealthy Bostonian who owns the biggest Cadillac agency in 'America. But even he had to! think "twice before refus- ' ing the money. Actually, he didn't turn it down. His family did. Fuller is the owner and breeder of Dancer's Image, a three-year-old colt which is one of the favorites in the upcoming Kentucky Derby. The horse was sired by the great Native Dancer. He • received a phone call from a Kentucky bloodstock firm, which buys and sells thoroughbreds. The firm represented a California man Who wanted to buy Dancer's Image. The offer was $1 million. Fuller would receive one-fourth of that sum in thousand dollar bills on April 16 and the rest, also in thousand dollar bills, on April 18. This was prior to the Wood Memorial race at Aqueduct. "I pictured all that money In my mind's eye," said Fuller. "I accepted. But with one proviso—that I discuss it with my family." Peter Fuller In the Wood, Dancer's Image came from five lengths back at the top of the stretch iMAJOR National League St. Louis San Fran. Los Angeles .667 .550 .524 .500 500 .474 .450 .450 .444 .429 Cincinnati Phila'phia . Pittsburgh Chicago ... Houston ... New York . Atlanta .... - Frid y's Results Philadelph a 3, Pittsburgh 2 San Franc sco 5, St. Louis 4 Los Angeles. 4, Cincinnati 3 Houston 5, Atlanta 3 Chicago at New York, postponed rain Today's Games Chicago at New York St. Louis at San Francisco Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, N Atlanta at Houston, N Cincinnati at Ix>s Angeles, N Sunday's Games Pittsburgh at Philadelphia Atlanta at Houston St. Louis at San Franiseo Cincinnati at Los Angeles Chicago at New York, 2 Monday's Games New York at St. Louis, N Pittsburgh at Atlanta, N Philadelphia at Cincinnati, N San ;Francisco at Houston, N Only games scheduled American League W. L. Pet. G.B. Baltimore Detroit ... Minnesota Wash'n. .. California Boston ... New York Oakland . Cleveland Chicago ., .684 .650 .600 .550 .476 474 .450 .450 .421 .188 Friday's Results New York 3, Chicago 2 Baltimore 6, Washington 1 California 6, Detroit 5 Oakland 7, Boston 2 Cleveland 4, Minnesota 0 Today's Games New York at Chicago Oakland at Boston California at Detroit Minnesota at Cleveland Baltimore at Washington Sunday's Games California at Detroit Minnesota at Cleveland Baltimore at Washington Oakland at Boston New York at Chicago, Monday's Games Cleveland at New York, N Minnesota at Oakland, N Chicago at California, N Only games scheduled to win by half a length going away. Jockey Bobby Ussery, who rode Proud Clarion to a Derby win last year, said: "I didn't think he could do it. But he put down his head and flew." Fuller called a family meeting. When the Fullers hold a family, it's like a congressional session. He .and his wife, Joan, have six daughters and a son, ages 7 to 16. "When I told them about the offer," he said, "they were negative, to put it mildly. I'd say it was a vociferous discussion. My wife, a very petite, beautiful woman, said, 'Peter, the horse is yours. You do what you feel is best. But as far as my going to the Derby, forget it!' "Then our 11-year-old boy, Peter Jr., got up. He made a speech, no kidding, just like Patrick Henry. 'Daddy,' he said, 'you will not sell Dancer's Image—for any price.' "That sunk the ship right there. I told them .O.K., I wouldn't sell him now. While they were jumping all over themselves, I saw one million dollars fluttering out the window." Refusing that gaudy sum may turn out to be an astute business move after all. Fuller has received an offer doubling the first. And greater financial heights may be on the horizon. "Dancer's Image conceivably could win the Triple Crown," says Fuller. "No horse since Citation in 1948 has done it. The money that could come from all the glamor is staggering. Buck- passer, for example, was a great horse. But he didn't run in the Triple Crown races because • of injury. He was sold for $7.5 million." Fuller, whose father, Alvin was a former governor of Massachusetts, has had a varied career in sports. He was the New .England AAU and Golden Gloves heavyweight champion. He managed Tom McNeely, who lost to Floyd Patterson in a heavyweight title bout. He has bred horses since 1953. Fuller was an admirer of PLANTS TOMATOES tiig Boy, Rutgers, Break of Day, Earlina INDIVIDUALLY POTTED DCDDEDC Sweet, Banana CrrClfa &HOI ix 2 p Up 1,1 lp U P VARO PUNTS - SLOG-; CAUDIUMS ........ 750 „,,,„ McADAMS GREENHOUSES 206 E. DAVIS PH. 763-8121 Dr. Martin Luther King. Two days after the Negro leader's assassination, Dancer's Image won the'$62,250 Gold Gup purse at Bowie. Fuller and his wife flew to' Atlanta the following Monday to donate the winnings to Mrs. King. "It was the most satisfying thing I've ever done," he said "I think it will be the most satisfying thing I Will ever do." JOCKEY Don BrumfieW Is expected to be up on Forward Pass as he sets bis sights on the 1968 Kentucky Derby, a race he won two years ago aboard Kauai King. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS INDIANAPOLIS, Irid. (AP)Parnelli Jones, who led most of the 1967 Indianapolis 500 in Andy Granatelli's STP turbine- powered racer, said Friday he won't drive the car in this year's event because he doesn't think it can win with its reduced .engine size. SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) Carol Mann took a two-stroke lead Friday after the first round of the Shreveport Kiwanis KPGA Invitational Golf Tournament with 69. The People's Candidate For SHERIFF Vote For The Progressive Candidate « CHARLIE SHORT 9 Years Blytheville Chief of Police 6 Years Deputy Sheriff VOTE FOR CHARLES W. "CHARLIE" SHORT FOR SHERIFF Pol. Adv. Paid For By Charles W. Short THE PICTURE'S STILL FUZZY It was the first Derby for every owner except Mrs. Brown, Whitney, Mrs. Gene Markey, who operates Calumet, and Capt. Harry F. Guggenheim, who entered Captain's Gig. Among the first-time owners was Al Lippe, who ran Fran- 'cie's Hat. Battle Of The Goalies Gives West Crown To Blues By CHARLIE BAROUGH Associated Press Sports Writer ST. LOUIS AP) — It was St. Louis Blues' goalie Glenn Hall's game. Blues' Coach Scott Bowman said it, and Minnesota North Stars Coach Wren Blair MINORS— By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Buffalo 2, Toledo 0 Richmond 5, Jacksonville 2 Columbus 4, Louisville 3, 11 innings Syracuse at Rochester, rain Pacific Coast League Phoenix 2, Indianapolis 1 . Denver 4, Oklahoma City 1 Tulsa 10, San Diego 5 Hawaii 2, Spokane 1, 10 innings Tacoma 8, Vancouver 1 Portland 2, Seattle 1 IrSttsrtzyy dd 4 Texas League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Eastern Division \V. L. Pet. G.B. Shreveport ...12 7 .632 — Memphis .. 11 8 .578 1 Arkansas ... 10 8 .556 1%. Dal-FW 6 13 .316 6 Western Division W. L. Pet. G.B. Albuquerque 10 8 .556 — San Antonio . 8 8 .500 1 Amarillo .... 7 9 .438 2 El Paso 8 11 .421 2% agreed. Hall, the Blues' prize pick in the National ..Hockey , League's expansion draft, stopped all but one of Minnesota's 45 shots. Minnesota's goalie Cesare Maniago, was almost his equal, but there were two shots he couldn't handle. * * * Those two shots, one with less than three minutes in regulation play and one with almost three minutes gone in the second overtime, gave the Blues a 2-1 overtime victory Friday night over the North Stars in the West Division finals. And those two goals, plus Hall's standout performance, put the Blues in the Stanley Cup finals against the East Division champion, Montreal Canadiens. The first game will be played Sunday and the second Tuesday, both at St. Louis. "Hall had his game tonight," Bowman said. "I think it was his best of the series." ' With just over three minutes | left in regulation play, rookie Bill McKechnie scored a deflected shot that ; seerned to lock up the deciding game in the best-of-seven series for the North Stars. . ' Then 31 seconds iaier, veteran Dickie Moore scored a dramatic goal that sent'the contest into overtime. Ron Schock scored the winning goal at 2:50 of the second overtime. "At least I'll be able to sleep tonight," said the Blues goalie. "I've never played on a team that scrambled more to win than this one. Tins team just seems to thrive and win under adverse conditions." Blytheville Business College^; FARMERS BANK BLDG.~ Summer Sessions June 10-July 19 . Air Coud. Classrooms Special Summer Rates Per $4 TOO Subject- Subjects: Typing, Shorthand (Refresher Only), Bus. Math, Office Machines & Accounting iRef. Only.) 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