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The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, · Page 21

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WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 19, 1864 Sports of the Times i NEW YbRK On at Rilph Baldwin's sharpest recollections from hii boyhood daya In Saskatchewan ta tht' old uy u -1 drivinf h i a aulky to the fair ground for soot of names tracing. "Ha bad driven 40 miles across .th prairie." vj -in Arthur Daley lid Baldwin, order to race. He was I a a d ing one bora and driving the other, this old fellow in the cart. A lantern ' waa hanging underneath because I suppose he'd started out before it waa daylight. He raced his two horses end went back the way he came. And . 1 ean'l think of anything more uncomfortable .to ride on than a racing cart" ' DOES EVEN BETTER When Baldwin grew old enough to get into the wagon sport as a trainer-driver, be used a slightly better system. He drove a truck with the horse inside from Saskatchewan to Manitoba and on through North Dakota, Wiscon sin, Michigan and Ohio. Nowa days he does even betteti. when he goes out of town. It's by Jet plan with others , handling the transportation of Die horses. Baldwin is now one of the a anetocrata of a game once designed for rubes and hay-seeds. But the rubes are loaded with dough these daya. They set fantastic amount and purse are high;. Over the last three Saturdaya. for example, Baldwin earned a. shad under .ooo lor leu than seven minute of labor. It' nice work if you can get it. Another chunk of the green i I coming bis way at Roosevelt Race way tnla Saturday in thj International whan he drives ' Speedy Scot. big money- snaking machine who 1 tne fastest trotter sine- the lm-- mortal Greyhound. The aprift Greyhound was world famous h when only farmer knew that f toe harness dodge existed. He i even was mentioned as tbe trot , equivalent of Man O War, ' which ahould give you an Idea ; or ni future. - y READY lOtftACE But Greyhound never ran as fast in a race as speedy Scot's world nU record of IM 475 lthough- he did have a time trial in IJ5K. It wa Just the other day that Speedy Scot , set another world record for a nil and t quarter of 3.31 25 i at Rooaevelt, thereby Indicate mg that be' ready for the ; International at. the aarne dls- r'tanc. "I first saw Speedy Scot as v a yearling." said Baldwin, tome. ' what tarry-eyed at mention of - hla pet "It wa at Castle ton Farm. He wa big. atrong and awkward. But be looked good . and brctood good. He' atill big because he stands 16.3 - bands high and welgoa 1,130 pounds. He' such a nice, big. old bora and I'm right fond of him. He could be a tough i bora to drive but be ism." f v Some folk In the barn area at Weatbury think that this huge bay son of Speedster and Victory-Song is something of i nob. He Ignore visitor and i turns hla back on them. - That isn't so at alL" (aid (Baldwin.,. "On reason he doesn't bang hla bead over the "barn door la that be bat bsen --taught never to expect a hand- out. At our Winter training 'baa we even have ign on ;the door which say, more or ' less: Do not feed or annoy the an lmala. At least we request that no on feed them sugar J or carrot (tick. -; "He's a kind bora and he's so gentle with the little puppy, Maudle, who I hi favorite. When, R get cold, hell grab ' a mouthful of hay nd drop It atop , her to keep her warm. But he doe have a bad habit sometimes of munching away at the hay. If be gets tired and careless, bell occasion-' ally nip ber. Then she bowls. W bar another dog. Snooper, Who la m end out of the atall an the tuna.' WARREN It COOK CLOTHES C3 Ne. 4 ELGIN ST. FHONE 233-6U7 SAVE-SAVE-SftVE By ARTHUR DALEY tot UN Mm w Km Mm fnl Baldwin is 46 years old. which make him 42 yeara older than Speedy Scot. Although Canadian by birth, be be came en American citizen and served with the 84th Infentry Division in Franca and, Germany. Except for a ahrapnel wound in hla hand during the Battle of the Bulge, he escaped Intact I've been hurt much worse in harness racing," be said. "One time In Springfield a pacer leu in front or me. 1 was trapped and couldn't do a thing. 1 could see his back end coming up aa he flip- 1 flopped and that's the last I remember, aa we pi'ed into the wreck. - My pulse was omy 46 when I reached the emergency room In the hospital I wss scalped, my nose flattened and I had a fractured skull. But ncrtv I have only a few scare to show for It "Things like that can hap pen when you hae only an average horse. But when you are driving someone like Speedy Scot or any great horse, you can manoeuvre bun out. ol any tight spot. On the levier ones, you have to take your chances." Ten bowlers of the Ottawa-Hull Ten Pin Association have been Invited to participate in the CBC Invitational -Tourna ment on Sept. 12 and 13, at Laurentian Lanes, Montreal. The tournament, which Is expected to draw more than 200 bowlers from Quebec and Ontario, will decide the top 34 players who will appear on the popular TV L Heure dea Quillet aeries during the 1964-6S season. Ottawa bowlers invited to the qualifying round are: Ed Skultky, Ottawa aingles champion; Jeff JerTeries, Ted Hen-drlckion. Bob Cassidy, Bob Smith, Stan King, Gerry Ouigjt. Harry DeGrauwe, - Ron Rich and Rheal Patenau'de. Players will bowl 16 games across 32 tenes; ten game on Saturday, THE OTTAWA JOURNAL - is- 10 Ottawa Bowlers Invited to Series Sept. 12, and six games. n Sundsy, Sept. IX . Jw-Jeff jefferiea and Bob Smith competed on the ahow last year and both made a very favorable impression, with Jefferiea carrying off valuable awards in his four-week appearance. All members of the Women's International Bowling Congress have been Invited to attend an important' meeting of the Ottawa-Hull Women's Bowling Association this Sunday at Totem Lanes. 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