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Husker Coach Happy With Team ’s Spring Progress By DON BRYANT Nebraska football coach Bob Devaney didn’t rush for Ivy Day festivities to do some dancing around the May Pole after the Cornhuskers concluded their final scrimmage game before All Sports Day. But the Husker coach was happy with the progress shown as the Reds bombed the Whites, 32-8. “We're hitting better each time,” he said. “More guys are looking like they are enjoying it when they hit someone.” The morning session fea­ tured some spectacular running along w'iih a full ration of hard-nosed grind ’em up. Red scoring was w'ell split, with Warren i’owers — making a fine bow’ with the No. 1 unit — Willie Ross, Dave jThiesen and Gene Young get- iting touchdowns. Quarter- Ibacks Dennis Claridge and Doug Tucker each chipped in a pair of two-point conver- I sions. The lone White tally came late in the game when soph i.Iohn Sebastian picked off a I Red pass and skipped 631 yards to score. QB .leff Sha­ fer ran the conversion. .Most notable improvement to sideline spectators was the increased aggressiveness of the defense, a fact also noted by Devaney. “There was much better hitting on defense,’’ he said. “Our backs were tackling much better, too, and that has been a weak point before. Line pursuit was also ¡better.’’ Offensively, Devaney termed the play execution I'‘fairly good,” but noted a number of penalties hampered several drives. “Mainly, we are blocking and tackling better,” Devaney said. “And that’s encouraging. Rudy Johnson got off a couple of fine runs (one for 41 yards to the White 6, setting up the final Red tally; and one for 31 yards) around his own left side and both times the blocking was very good — the end and corner men were fla^ on their backs.” Devaney said the Huskcrs were “as far as we hoped at this stage — and maybe further.” “.After the first few days of spring practice, I wasn’t sure we’d be this far,” Devaney continued. “At first the boys didn’t seem tough or hard-nosed. But since then we’re finding more and more boys who want to hit. “If we have guys who want to play football, we’ll be in any game next fall. The coaches will sure stick with these boys as long as they keep hitting—and we’ll make a team out of that.” Neither team could generate much of an aerial game Saturday and Devaney put the major portion of the blame on the wind. “The wind hurt the passers a lot because it was strong and gusty,” he said. “But our receivers dropped the ball more than they have all spring.” The Husker coach termed the top two units Saturday “about even, except Doug Tucker (No. 2 quarterback) just couldn’t buy a completion.” If movies show considerable progress has been achieved, he may install the spread for .All Sports Day, Devaney said. But he does not anticipate any major changes during the next 3 practices. “We’ll have to see,” he said. “We do some other things, but we’ll largely just continue polishing the things we know.” Devaney said he planned to divide the squad evenly for the All Sports Day windup next Saturday. During the game scrimmage the Reds scored once in each quarter, with the Whites getting their sparkler just before the end. Claridge skippered a 64- yard drive for the Reds* first period touchdown. A 14-yard pass to Jim Huge and an 8- yarder to Powers, plus a 4th down 6-yard plunge by Bill Thornton were key plays. Powers neatly threaded the final 6 yards up the middle for the TD. The Whites threatened after a 65-yard punt return by Maynard Smidt, but a fumble was snapped up by the Reds as the first quarter ended. On the second play of scc- Continued on Page 3D, Col. 8, t Trainer Confident of Derby Win Hartack Rides 3rd W inner Red team halfback Rudy Johnson crashes for short yardage. All-S ports Day Slated Saturday I Fmtr \(I Sports Teams in Action Á . SI May Be Wron^ iiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiHtiiimmniiiinimiitttiiiiiniiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiittii Ry Dick Decker Sunday Sports Columnist Sayers, Doaiie Set Marks It’s a mean trick. . The weatherman has provided excellent weather the past week or so. He didn’t do this the first week in May the past 16 years w'hen Lincoln was trying to get night ba.>eball off to a flying start. Remember those cold nights at Sherman Field? And the ram'.’ It took hardy stock to \\atch the Chiefs in the early going. A Million Explanations We’d have about a week into the season by now and already fans would be making up their minds about the players. Some who looked good would be shipped out. Others, apparently feeble, would stick the whole season. Not many fans made it out in May. Most of them trasquad football scrimmage said lliey were darned interested . . . but wait until it in w'hich the Nos. 1. 4 and 5 gets a little warmer. By the time it got warmer, it was time for vacations, and Little Chiefs, and barbeques. Then before you knew it September was here and it was back to school. Still A EJianoe While baseball’s attendance wasn’t too impressive, there were at the least nearly 50,000 paid admissions. This would represent quite an achievement for any other event charging admission for some 60 nights. iluppily, the door hasn’t slammed completely shut on professional br udi in Linc(dn. True, chances for a re- Omaha Louisville, Ky., (/PI — “We brought this horèe here to win. I was always confident. We iust thought he could win.’’ Horatio Luro, the nattily dressed Argentinian who trained Decidedly, the Kentucky Derby winner in record time, was beaming as he stood in the winner’s circle. Rill Hartack, controversial jockey who rode Decidedly and thus became the 4th in history with 3 Derby winners, said, “we had it, didn’t we? We had it.” In the winner’s circle, Hartack, who had been aboard several beaten favorites during the current Churchill Downs meeting and had been booed by the fans for his efforts, had nothing else to say. Later, in the jockey room, he said, “for personal reasons I am so glad to win this Derby. I think you will understand w'hat I mean.” This was an apparent reference to the Decidedly Noted As Wild Colt \ LL >» I'OflTs «<11F. r» ri, E S.W a.m.—TENNDS, Iowa Stair x. Nebraska a( rnlvrrsllv < ourts 10:30 a.m.—B \.SEB\I/I,. f olorado v. Nebraska at I’nirrrsHy Diamond 1?. noon—TR-ACK. Kansas v. NVbrjska at Stadium. 2 p.m.—KlOTB.M.I., f'oriihuskrr Intra- squad Kamr at stadium. -A varied program will be offered Saturday as Corn- husker teams collide in the 13th annual .All-Sports Day competition. The highlight will be the in- “He ran straight and kind as a horse can run. He’s the greatest. I am glad Mr. Luro (trainer) put blinkers on him. teams will go against the .No. I 2. 3 and 6. j It will mark the ,3rd time that the Cornhuskers have chosen up sides in the 13 years of the May sports clas- isic. On the other 10 occasions the Cornhusker aliimni footballers have provided the competition. Previous scores: 1'»50—Varsity 13. .Alumni 13 1951 Varsity 27. .Munini 25. 19.,. Vui.suy 7. .Alumni. t>. 10 ( \ s t\ IS. .Alumiii 13 1951 Ki-dh ¿5 VVlulrs 11. (Intrasquud) 1 5 Rods i4. VVhitos 7. ■ Imi asqund) 10 >s Alum 14. Var.sit.v 0 19.)7 \ ai siiy 22. .Alumni 20. I lyit Aarsiv 14, Alumni s 10 9 \arsi 22. Alumni 0 i96<K-VarsHy 14, Alumni 0 10<l-\arsL .35. Alumni 20 . Tne division of the squad will not be made until .Monday, Coach Devaney said. This past week the No. 1 unit has had Larrv Tomlinson, O’Neill, 200 and Jim Huge, Holdrege, 185, ends; Lloyd Voss, Magnolia, Minn., 225 and Tyrone Robertson, Toledo, O., 210, tackles; Gary loogood, Reno, Nev., 220 and John Kirby, David City, 205, guards; Don Stevenson. Steelton, Pa.. 251, center. Dennis Claridge, Rohbins- dale, Minn., 210, has been calling signals with Dave liieisen, Milwaukee, Wis., 202 and Dennis Stuewe, Hamburg, Minn., 175, halfbacks: Thunder Thornton, Toledo. O., 210,, fullback, making up the re-1 Sioux Falls, S.D. U.’s Roger Sayers and Doane’s mile relay quartet' cracked two marks in the Dakota Relays Saturday. Sayers toppled a 27-year- old lOO-yard dash mark in the Vnivcjs'ity Division clipping i ^he only other jockey to off the century in 9.o. T h e gg many as 3 Derbies old mark was 9.8. : ggj,] g^nde and Isaac The Tiger’s relay squad of i Murphy with 3 victories each Joe .Moore, Norman Wallace, | and Eddie .Arcaro. w’ho re- Bruce Maschman, and Peter! tired this year with an un- Sura ran the mile in 3:23.8 matched record of 5 triumphs to break the 3:25.3 record set in America’s greatest horse last year by Northern (S.D.)! race. 1 » T • Manuel Ycaza, who rode Nebraska Wesleyan s Jim money favorite Ri- Bill Hartack after 3rd Derby triumph. Louisville, Ky. (/Pt—Decidedly, is the 1962 Kentucky Derby winner, got the job done Saturday but he worried hig trainer and owner as a 2- year-old when he became rambunctious before his races. In his first race at Hollywood Park last June, the grey colt threw his jockey, Merlin Volzke, before the start of the race. But it was at Saratoga last .Aug. 12 that the colt really acted up. Decidedly came onto the track in the post parade and threw jockey Helio Doro- gustinez. The horse ran away but an outrider caught him and brought him back and his rider remounted. Decidedly ran away again and almost unseated his rider and seemed as though he might be ordered scratched because he galloped three- quarters of a mile or more during his antics. Decidedly Runs Fastest Race in Derby History Booher won the high jump with a leap of 6-1^4. In addition to Sayer’s triumph, Omaha U. had two other winners to pace Nebraska’s blue ribbon grabbing. Hastings managed a double victorv with Tom Wright win- dan to a 3rd place finish, appeared more than just disappointed that the big Nantal- lah colt didn’t win. “I just couldn’t hold him back. He wanted to run and he was finished too soon. Just leave me alone — I don’t vival are slim. But they will be nurtured by the real ning the College Division KMI- about it ” Ycaza baseball fan. ' yard dash in 10.0 and Jack Sherman Field will remain ojierational with .American Osborne winning the 120-yard high hurdles in 15.0. There was no happier jock- Legion baseball and possibly some other ? mes. Topeka hasn’t been this fortunate. Community Park down there is deteriorating rapidly. It’s on privately-owned property. The ball club owns the stands but can’t afford the upkeep without a team. So far no one has shouldered the $1,400 rent of the grounds so that there can be amateur play. Des Moines, like Lincoln, is keeping things humming with amateur baseball. There’s no word from Sioux City —as usual. Omaha currently has a winner for its fine park and there’s every chance for success in the Gate City this year. Let’s hope somebody can keep the thing going. Naliotial I.eajiii« San Francisco St. I.01IÍ!, I’itfsbu-Kh W 19 14 It maindcr of the backfield. luhia (.'inci.snuti “We are gradually finding mnrstnn'"*’ individuaks whv realizt' that NVu'*T',ru football is a rough game and are playing d thet av " Coach Devaney said. ‘AVe are still lookin^- for more 'v i ! h that thought in mind if we find them then thi^- spring practice can be lisieil as a success,” Saturday’s day of sports starts at 9:30 a.m. with a tennis match in which Coach | “\, an«) wiiirv 1-M Higginbotham’s netters go' ».»uis .Hr.,«uo m «u<i (iib>»n against Iowa Stale. 1.5 10 II !i 11 11 9 13 8 12 K I.S 3 15 ^ VT1 RD\Y’« HI -I l ls l.ns \nKi |( . ! i, I'it -.hiiriib 1 I'hil.td Iplii r 'Tk 1 Cini’i M:»t’ S, t ,t.ls Chi'ami 1?, Sun r.tncisi o 8 Mi s':t'ikee 0, HnU'.' n .5 <12 innOitcs) •7M»A' ' Mill Fr.i. ' iHni (O npll 34)1 at ('lii< agu iBlihl 111, Lus Artti'lf, (Kiiutux 4-2) at I'itl.vtiurith 0-itw ()-0). New Vorh i Moorhe .id 0-0 and 1-1 i III i'itiladeliihia (llaniiltnn 2-2 and short 0-1) (2i. Hnustui) ((I'sldfii 1-0 and Farrell 1-21 Cli'vrlaiid (Rerry 0-0) at Kansas City (B.iss 0-3). Detroit (Foytark 0-0) at .Minnesota I’cl. OB ' trascual 4-1). _ ! MDND.AVS GAMES .700 2'-/' No traînes scheduled. .«:o‘i 1 . , . ... 1 AiiK‘rn‘aii .5.V» .raNi 0«.. . Ì 09 8 * 2 Indi.inuDolis ............ ,.t(M» S'-; itmalia ............. .2.50 12' 2 . Denv'. r 1..9 13 ’ D.il';is i t. W.trlh . .5 0 . :.5: l.miiN ille . 0 II .25.3 Di.la'^ou' * itv 1 12 . ¡50 Nebraska results: IN THE FIELD College-lniversity Disrus — 3, Orville Stewart. Doane. .lavlin — 1, Kastsis. Wayne. 189-4: 4, Smith, Wayne; 5. J. V. Olscm. NWU. Pole vault — 5, Terry Discoe. I>oane. Shot put — 4. Dave Kracl, Wayne; 5, Sam Cowan. NW'U. High Jump — 1, Jim Booher, NW'U, 2. 3-way tie. Eldon Kieborz. Hastings. Broad Jump — 1. Jim Foster, Omaha. 23-2'ts; 2. Bill Jones. .NW’U: 3, Jack Osborne, Hastings; 4. Jim Bevins. Wayne ON THE TR.ACK University 100 — 1. Roger Sayers, Omaha, 9.5 broke record of 9.8 set in 1935); 3. Alan Roberts, Omaha. College loo — I, Tom Wright, Ha.stings, 10.0; 4. Wally Hood, Doane; 5. Jerry Reifgnrath, Wayne. College-University 120-HH 1. Jack O.sborne, Ha.stings. 15.0; 2, Eldon Kieborz, Ha.stings; 3, Gary PowiTs. Hastings; 4. Bruce Hunter, Omaha I'wo-Mile relay 2, Doane; 5. NWU 'Terry Kobert.s. PM Williams. Dick Holmes. N<irm Washburn). 440-relav 1, Omaha, 43.0; 5, Hastings. Sprint .Medley 3, Doane; 5, Omaha. Mile — 2. Dt'an White, Doane. Mile Relay — 1. Doane (Joe Moore, Norman Wallace, Bruc-e Ma.schman, Peter Sura) 3:23.8 (new meet record; old record 3:25.3 si*( in 1961 by Northern St. 5.D): 2, NWU 'Warren Waslibuni. Norm Wa.shburn, Tom Whiddon, Merle P'aubel); 4. Hastings; 5, Wayne, V L Pet. I 4 .73,3 ; 5 .7()t; 9 (i ."(to GB SAll KDVV'« HF'-lT.rS Ind aaai,».. - t .(.v 0 Onia'ut 8 I. . 1 '^v lie Da‘;i', I I Worth 4. D n\er 1 '.UNDAV’S ..V-MCs Dklaho a.i (’it\ at Indianapolis (2). Dallas-Porl Uor.li at Denver (3). Lonisvilli' at Omaha (2). MOM) tvs f;V'’FS DallasM. Worth al Oklahoma City. Louisville at iiidianiiitolis. Only games srheduied. 16 ’ Escapes Eels I cy at the race track than Jim Combest, who rode T. .A. Grissom’s Roman Line to a second place finish. “I knew he could do it,” Combest almost shouted as he jumped from his mount at the end of the race. “The only thing that surprised me was that there was a horse that finished in front of us. “I see no reason why this horse can’t go on to the ! Preakness and the Belmont.” i Combest said. “The track | was fast and the big Roman i loved it.” I I Willie Shoemaker, who rodé! Sunrise County, the second betting choice, to a 5th place finish, indicated his horse was without e.xcuse. “There was nothing wrong out there today,” he said. otin Continued from Page ID. betting, returned S19.40, $8.20 and $4.20 for the biggest Derby payoff since the Dark Star unset the mighty Native Dancer in 1953 and returned $51.80 straight. Roman Line, a 25-1 shot, paid $19.20 and $7.60. Ridan was $3 to show. Hartack’s previous winners were Iron Liege in 1957 and Venetian Way two years ago. Decidedly never had won a major race but he showed prominence last winter at Hialeah in Florida. He finished second to Sir Gaylord and ahead of Ridan in the Everglades Stakes and then was out of training with a minor injury which kept him from the Flamingo and later the Florida Derby, won by Ridan at Gulf- stream Park. The victory in the 15-horse event was worth $119,630 to the owners of Decidedly. This boosted Decidedly’s earnings for the year to $136,580. At the start of Saturday’s race, run under smiling, sunny skies in 80 degree weather and over a lightening fast track, the J. V. P. stable’s Lee Town went to the front almost immediately. With the hoofs pounding and the dust flying, they swept by the stands with Lee Town; Townsend B. Martin’s Sunrise County, the second choice; Fred W. Hooper’s Admiral’s Voyage and Ridan showing the w’ay. Lee town held his lead going into the back stretch as Ridan came up outside and began to challenge in what seemed an unusually early move for the giant speed horse. Ridan forced the pace down the back Maybe Ridan Should Have Kept Hartack stretch as he fought for the lead and going into the far turn attempted to veer out from the rail. Roman Line, meanwhile, was getting in the act as Lee Town suddenly ran out of gas and was through. Admiral’s Voyage, ridden by Braulio Baeza, and Sunrise County, with Willie Shoemaker up, were joined by Ridan as they whipped around the final bend. The 3 horses charged head and head almost as a team to the head of the stretch where the race had begun. The crow’d was in an uproar as it became evident it was anybody’s race. But Hartack knew where to find the winner’s circle. He brought the big grey bouncing down on the outside of the leaders and putting them away one by one, he shoved his nose in front under stiff punishment to draw away to his thrilling victorv. It was Decidedly’s 5th start of the year and his second victory. In 8 races last year he won twice and earned $7,550. The Preakness is at Pimlico in Baltimore two weeks from Saturday and the Belmont at New York on June 9 where all who choose probably will get another crack at Decidedly. Sunrise County finished 5th, followed by Crimson Satan, Green Hornet, Good F’ight, Admiral’s Voyage, Royal .Attack, Touch Bar, Lee Town, Mister Pitt, Sharp Count. Prego pulled up in the final 8th of a mile. Hartack, of course, received $11,965 for his afternoon’s work. It represents 10% of the winning purse in the great spectacle. Record Times and head Haifa c k. Louisville, Ky (/P) — Bill At 10:30 ('oloracio and Nebraska .square off in a 9-inning baseball game. At noon. Coach F’rank Sevigne’s track team meets Kansas State in a dual and following this comes the football game. 1-2 or Drabu«-!.' ('-2' '2) MOM) WS f'.IMES In'S .Anicelfs at Houston (N). Dnh Kamos srhodulod. Aiiieriian Luatíiie Sieek Ifiiris Ml ,>-1 Vielorv' chanco to win it right there I „¡lotod the beaten favorite, h" led ‘n 'i"; Bahamas but iqois for 6 furlongs’ -but I didn't. Ridan. was beaten by Sir Gaylord, 1.35 1/5 g „^¡15 ¿lOO 2/5 1 __ Inrsfn <i<oc crsrviQ i/niorvs nt . . . . ' Now York . Ulovoland . Miiinoiiota 1,08 Angeles It marks the end of spring Boston football drills. Going into the final week there were 81 i iirtrou players on the roster. Wins San Bruno San Bruno, Calif. .T) ~ Royal Grounded stayed unbeaten and w'on his first stakes race by running away from an outclassed field in Saturday’s Tanforan featured $12,150 San Bruno Stakes. W L Pet. 13 fi .684 11 8 .579 ....... 13 10 .565 10 9 .526 ..........12 11 .522 10 10 .,500 Baltimore ................ 10 1! ,476 Kaiis.is City . ................12 13 .480 .......... 9 10 .474 jVIashinKtoD 3 15 167 NATURDWS KESl'LTS New York 7. VVashinxtun 6 Boston 8. Chi* ago Minnesota 7, Detroit 2 Kansas Uity 18-2. rievel.ind 6-5 Los AnKtle.s 2. Ballimore 0 SUNDAV’S GAMES IVashinicton (Burnside 2-1 and Slen house O-Oi at New York (Terry 4-1 and j Oklahoma’s IS 7-8. Boiitun 0-0) (2). ChicaKo (Piiarro 2-2 and Horlen <1-2) ' 1*, * al Boston (Conley 2-2 and Hiison 0-0) < 2 ). BaUimore (Estrada 1-3) at Los Aofeles (MrBrtde 1-3). Columbia, Mo. Sopho- i mon.‘ Ron Sieck, making his I first start for Missouri, j pitched the Tigers to a 5-1 Big 8 baseball victory over Oklahoma Saturday. Sieck, a righthander, allowed only 4 hits, walketl one and struck out 10, He drove in two runs with a single. Oklahoma’s only tally was an 8th-inning home run by i pinchhitter Nick Avance. I Missouri, leading the Big 8, ; has an 11-4 league record. “\Vc were head with the leader (Admiral’s ; young jockev who won his 3rd Voyage) _ when we _ hit the; Kentucky Derbv Saturday , aboard Decidedlv, formerly Sioux Falls, S.D. (.41 — John '* ' ' ” ' “ Uelses failed Saturday in a bid to regain the pole vaulting record he held briefly before it was taken aw’ay last Saturday by Marine Lt. Dave Tork of Camp Pendleton, Calif. I elses. competing in an* yhe veteran Shoemaker Everglades AAU-.sanctioned exhibition at said Sunrise County ran a the Howard Wood Dakota Rc-lsiraight course and did not Louisville, Ky. (/P) — Here are the breakdowns of Decidedly’s Kentucky Derby victory record time Saturday Hartack rode him in the Hi-1 and the clockings of Whirl- a controversial'biscus Stakes at Hialeah in i away when he established the his first start as 3-year-old on i ^ Jan. 20 and won. Then »’henL,’^,*''' n"® quarter; 45 4 o for half mile; No, there was nothing! He gave up on Ridan dur- wrong today ~ but I believe ^«8 Hie Hialeah meeting at this horse will like the Preak- Florida last winter after Riness and Belmont distances i Han had been defeated twice better,” he said. |by Sir Gaylord in the Baha- mah .Stakes and then the there was some criticism of his riding. He led again in the Everglades on Feb 21 and finished third behind Sir Gaylord and Decidedly. Ridan, however, bothered Hartack. whose brusque IS«** Gaylord on the first turn manner with not onlv owners, i and bumped Prego in the for 11/4 miles. VVhirlaway: 23 3/5 for one quarter; 46 3/5 for half mile; 1:113/5 for 6 furlongs; 1:37 2/5 for mile; 2:01 2/5 for 1 14 miles. Whirlaway ran his last quarter in the amazing time of 24 seconds, won by biv«: bpi’f' rlp'irpH flip hnr at i i i in<dnner wiin noi oniy owners,!“"“ ««‘•■ f '- u ^ m qj ^4 seconds, won by In'ieet, 2'«'i inches, but could! fill. :trainers and racing associates stretch, itidan was «iisquali- g lengths. Decidedly’s time not make the next setting at ’ i*^at also with the press, was and _placed fijurth, with quarter mile was two WKI 010—1 4 S Missouri 103 (Mil 00s—5 5 1 Kaiwr, Tunnell (3). Wvber (6), Davis (8) and Denton: Sieck and John Sevcik, not make the next setting at 15-8. Tork’s record is 16-2, set at Walnut, Calif. Uelses cleared 16 feet, % inch a few days earlier. The two meet next Saturday at the West Coast Relays in Fresno, Calif. A South Dakota high school star, Gary Schwartz, Wessington Springs, tossed the discus 190 feet, i ^'2 inches for a new Dakota Relays mark. It is believed to be the best prep discus mark of the season in the U.S. Schwartz’ toss was only 4 feet short of the all-tirne national interscholastic record. Ycaza, Combest and Shoe- Ridan’s regular pilot most of maker all admitted the big, gray Decidedly was just too much horse for them Saturday. Derby Facts Winner—El Peco Ranch’s Decidedly by 2*4 lengths. Second—T. A. Gris.som’s Roman Line by a neck. Third—Mrs. Moody Jolley’s Ridan by a neck. Starters—15 3-year-old.s, Distance- 1V4 miles. ’lime -2:00 2/5, (Derby record; old record 2:01 2 5 by Whirlaway in 1941). Track—F.ist. Crowd—Excess of 100,000. Gros.s purse—9162,150. Division ot purse—Winner $119,650; second S25(iOO: 3rd. $12.500 : 4th $3,000. Mutuel puyoffs-Decidedly $19 40, $8.20 and $4.ai; Roman Line $19.20 and $7.60; Hidan $3. last season. Ridan was unbeaten in 7 starts in 1961 and was hailed in the Chicago area as one of the greatest 2-year-olds to come along in years. Hartack won the .Arlington and Washington Futurities, two of the country’s $100,000- plus races which rank among the richest in the country for juvenile horses. ' .After the Washington Park Futurity on Sept. 2, Ridan was retired for the season for treatment of a minor ailment on his leg. Prego being moved up to 3rd. Hartack was suspended by the stewards for 10 days and admitted at the time that perhaps he couldn’t handle Ri­ dan and suggested that trainer Leroy Jolley might try another jockey. He got Ismael Valenzuela for the Flamingo because Sir Gaylord was hurt and couldn’t .start, but Ridan finished 3rd in that race. .Manuel Ycaza then became Ridan’s jockey, and the colt nosed out Cicaila in the Florida Derby and won the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland last week. quarter 25 1/5 and he scored by 2 1/4 lengths. Fiiulico Winner Baltimore — Mrs. Henry Obre’s Call The Witness, equalling the course mark of 1:501/5 for the one and one- eighth miles, held on tenaciously through the final 70 yards Saturday and beat Polarity by a neck in the $11,550 Rigs Handicap at Pimlico. Call The Witness, cleverly- ridden by Bobby Corle, paid $6, $3.40 and $2.60.

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