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£O r -Gotesburg Register-Mqil, Golesburp, Friday, AUQ. 3, 1973 ey's Life Is Hard Business r>1 %f ANDREA FfiRRETTt (Staff Writer) 9mt goes Podlinski, 101 iiimii of sportsman riding a M hdfUtwt mm mounted \M tore.' jjiij! And there ire (tie fans, may* be not w many aa he was ac- f\ customed to in Chicago or Mi* ami, but a tot el money stitt to ill! JkMjOndj^lwpjarti^ & "riding" on the ability of the big-eyed S-toot-2 jockey. i \ The race takes about a min; Lute. Five and one half furlongs ^laj^he program. And here he coaSl Into the winner's circle fUmeaed in his blue silks, atop i > the winning horse, Kenfleld r. TaUcjbo the old gent who oarne 1rift«hloafo to see his favorite „ joekeytlde. "He's good, has got <* rM PodUnski r^JfrWty," aays the tattered iin ta another. "The next r*MTound. Ask an employe of , ,Bast Moline Downs about Ger. altfPodllnskJ and he'll tell you, ^He/s.one of the best." - On& night he rode in all 10 "races and won three, placed in four, showed in two and came day everyone bet on me but I was on bad horses and didn't do too good." "Do people bet on the jockey that often?" someone asked the 8 -year veteran of horse racing. "Around here they do. People don't understand racing around here. It's new to the area." Me explained that after he wins quite a few races in one day the public will think he's hot. A lot depends upon the horse he rides, not only his ability. The jockey who rode Kentucky Derby winner Secretariat said in a television interview that the hone was so good nearly any jockey could have rode him to victory. But he was being modest, said another jockey. "Being a jockey looks easy to some people. It's no*. It's hard business. You have to keep winning to keep people happy," Podlinski claims. "If a jockey has a bad week he loses a lot of mounts. The race farm will say the jockey is in a slump. "Some owners will hire a jockey, he loses, they hire an* other. They get mad and change riders. They aren't happy unless they always win. Thai's the worst thing they can do." Most jockeys watch their races on the television monitor playback to see their mistakes. After they learn from watching they're better equipped to ride the horse," he contends. Jockeys, unlike most people, do not need to seamen the *ant ads for job Hating*. After they build up reputations the word gets around to owners. "Peo* pie talk. And I'm light weight so it's easier for me to. get hired," Potffinski says. His size is a little below average. Maximum for most jockeys is 115 pounds. Podlinski cMms the everyday rigors of ratting are almost enough to keep him fit. Each day he'll ride in seven to 10 races. The average day for most jockeys consistis of rising at 6 a.m. and galloping some of the horses he will ride than night. He quits about 10 or 11 a.m. and eats breakfast. Then he'll sleep awhile. He makes it to the jock's room about 6 p.m. to propane for the evening. Most ride until midnight about five to seven nights a week. "Doesn't leave much time for having parties," says Podlinski. With all that work and exercise it would seem most jockeys only pursue their careers a few years. But Podlinski hi been going for eight years. And Jimmy Nichols, a Chicago rider, is 60 years old and is still one of the best. Jockeys have to love their careers or perhaps they become infected with the same bug car racers have, the drive to win, because they are, in Podlinski's words, "underpaid for hazardous work." A horse in front of him once fell and he had to ride over him. He was not Injured but the other rider was hurt. Others have injured backs and broken collar* bones in similar mishaps but he has been lucky so far. "Everyone takes a spill or two." Pay ranges from $25 to $35 for mounting a horse. And jockeys earn 10 per cent of the own­ er's share if the horse wins. PodlinsM claims he earns about $14,000 i year after everything is paid tor. "When a person hears of a jockey he thinks of money out ne ooesn t stop to consider the jockey has to pay taxes, his valet, an agent, buy saddles and goggles. We make less than most businessmen," he commented. Does a jockey ever bet on the races? Podlinski claims he doesn't and says' most others do not. "If I bet I'd be too nervous about winning to do well in the race. Besides, I wouldn't have time to run to> the windows and place a bet between races because I have little time to change my clothes and goggles." This year Podlinski races at Moline because it's a new track in good condition. In the winter month's he'll race in Kentucky. In the past he has done most riding in Chicago, his hometown, and in the winter he has gone south to Miami. Redskins Test Duane Thomas Tonight By JOE CARN1CELLI UPI Sports Writer 1973 model of Duane t las gets turned loose ofltPt and Washington Coach George Allen is hoping it can f|£ carry the Redskins right back II to the Super Bowl. Thomas, the controversial! Since his Super Bowl heroics, running back who led Dallas to a Super Bowl title two yeafs ago, makes his debut in a Washington uniform tonight when the Redskins play host to the Detroit Lions in the preseason opener for both teams. Thomas has been the question mark of pro football. After refusing to report to the Cowboys, he was traded to New England, returned to Dallas by the Patriots and then dealt to San Diego. He never played for Four members of the Galesburg Jaycee Jets walked off with top honors in the State Jaycee Jamboree held last weekend at Lincoln. In front row, from left, are Karyl kaage, member of the winning 440 relay team; Carl Finley, who won the long jump, was second in the 100 and ran on the winning 440 relay team, and Rachel Lewis, win- Slate Champions ner of 220 and part of the 440 relay team. In back, Lisa Allen, winner of the 100 and a member of the relay team, and John Chapman, coach of the Jaycee Jets. Lewis won the 220 and Allen the 100 in record times. Finley set a record in the preliminaries of the 100 and then took second in the finals. the Chargers and was dealt to Washington last month. A capacity crowd of 53,000 is expected in Robert F. Kennedy Stadium to, watch Thomas' debut. linebacker Dave Robinson, a former star at Green Bay, and strong safety Kenny Houston, who starred at Houston, also will make their first appearances in Washington uniforms. ' East Moline Race Results PONY BACE: fii mil«)~ Canadian Club (ft. W. Sale) . Jig Saw (Maurica O'Connor) Illinois Flash (Wendell Turner) Tima .U FIRST RACE: (7 Furlongs)— Iron Lightning (D. DeLomba) 5.20 3.00 2,80 Gay Cello (J. Canlglla) 6.40 4.40 Brush* (A. Peterson) 3.20 1 • Time 1:28.4' SECOND RACE: (4 Furlongs)— Emerald Fleet <L. Jensen) 3220 8,20 5.40 Framer (D. DeLomba) 4.00 4.00 Barnfly (J. Schmidt) 3.20 Time 46:4 Daily Double 6 At 3. Paid $07.40. THIRD RACE: (6 Furlongs)— Indian Rule (G. Podlinski) 4.20 3.20 3.20 Live Action (J. Schmidt) S.40 3,40 Lord Tullock (J. Gill) 3.00 Time 1:13.2 FOURTH RACE: (« Furlongs) — DominaUons Best (G. Podlinski) ' 10.60 4.20 2.60 Jocantry (T. McNerney) 4.80 2.60 Cornville (D. DeLomba) 2.40 Time 1:13.4 FIFTH RACE: (4 Furlongs)— Miss Big Gain (C. J. Gilbert) 7.20 3.40 4.40 High Divide (J. Wash) 4.20 3.80 Claverdon (J. Caniglla) 8.80 Time 48:2 Quinella 4 & 7. Paid $27.20. SIXTH RACE: (6 Furldngs) — Crew Rhythm (D. DeLomba) 4.00 2.60 2.40 Mr. Sun River (G. Blrner) 3,00 2.60 Hermit's Victory (J. Long) 2.60 Time 1 :13.1 SEVENTH RACE: (6 Furlongs)— Peanut Pie (D. DeLomba) 7.80 6.00' 3.00 Easter Comet (J. Compton) 8.60 3.00 Blarney Bore (G. Podlinski) 2.60 Time 1:13 Quinella l tc 6. Paid $27.00. EIGHTH RACE: (6 Furlongs)— Salty Cap (C. J. Gilbert) 2.80 3 .40 2.20 House Speaker (L. Jensen) 2.60 2.60 Sassy Nature (D. DeLomba) 3.00 Time 1:13 .4 NINTH RACE: (1 1/16 mile)— Khanhai Warrior (J. Compton) 6.40 4.20 2.40 Freedom Leave (P. Tedrick) 14.40 4 00 Whisper When (J. Caniglla) 240 Time 1:43.3 Quinella 1 & 3. Paid $41.40. Running back Larry Brown, the National Football Confer* ence's Player of the Year last season, is not expected to play so Thomas should have the spotlight to himself. Brown held out for nine days in an effort to renegotiate his contract and since reporting to camp has contracted a virus infection. Bill Kilmer will start at quarterback for Washington with Sonny Jurgensen expected to see action. Detroit makes its first appearance under new coach Don McCafferity, formerly at Baltimore. McCafferty will be keeping a close eye on the LOUIE'S LIQUORS 41 S. Seminary Phone 342-4515 OPEN 8 AM TILL MIDNIGHT Open Sunday 1 to 8 P.M. Fifth Seagrams 7 CROWN ^29 OLD TAYLOR KY. TAVERN •6 Proof CANADIAN MIST Full Quart $499 Imported CUTTY SARK or J. 1. RARE SCOTCH $599 5th FOUR ROSES BLEND $J89 5th, H. WALKERS or WHITE TAVERN VODKA Full Quart MILLERS $1.28 OLD STYLE 13—12-Oj. Cans $2.09 FALSTAFF 12-12-Oz. Cans $1.99 PABST or MILLERS 24 2? »3» VAGO SANT-GRIA ,U0 RIOJA $J99 ANOEKER MICHELOB i 'ST *l w Andre COLD DUCK 179 Major League Box Scores Kansas City ab r hbtl abrhbl Patek 3 1 0 OlKelly 4 0 2 0 Rojas 4 0 3 0|Orta 4 0 10 Otis 4 11 llHar'stn 4 0 2 0 May'bry 2 0 1 0 (Melton 4 0 10 Hopkins Plniella Krk'ptk Brett Healy Draco Garper 4 0 0 0 May 3 0 10 4 110 Jeter 1 0 0 o 3 0 0 0 Brd'frd 3 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 D Allen lOOO 4 0 11 Muser 3 0 10 0 0 0 0 Al'vr'do 2 110 0 0 0 0 H'rir'sn 10 0 0 ILeon 0 0 0 0 IHrr'mn 2 0 0 1 iBahn'sn 0 0 0 0 Total 32 3 8 21 Total 32 1 9 1 Score by Innings: Kansas City 200 000 001—3 Chicago 001 000 000—1 E—Melton, Leon. DP — Kansas City 2, Chicago 2. LOB — Kansas City 6, Chicago 5. 2B—Muser. 3B—Alvarado. SB —• Melton. S—Klrkpatrick. SB' — Herrmann. lp h r *r bb to Drago (W 12-10) S 6 110 2 Garber 4 3 0 0 0 1 Bahnsen (L 14-11) U 8 3 2 3 4 Chicago.Cincinnati " ab t h bl Tlose 5 2 2 2 Stahl 0 0 0 0 Morgan 12 11 Crosby 2 12 0 Driessen 6 2 3 1 Perez 2 2 11 Menke 10 0 1 Bench 4 2 2 2 Kosco 111} Tolan 2 2 12 Plum'r 2 0 0 0 G'r'nimo 6 12 0 Chaney 4 111 Gullett 6 111 Chicago ah r hbi| 0 0 2 0 0 Oj 2 0 0 0 0 0 Ks'sn'gr 4 0 Cr'dn'al 5 0 Monday 3 0 Williams 4 1 Santo 1 0 Thrn'tn 3 0 Pp'ovich 4 0 •Rudolph 2 0 Bourque 1 0 Hundley 0 0 Beckert 1 0 Bonharn 2 0 Hiser 1 0 Aker 0 0 Hick'mn 0 0 0 0! Philadelphia ab r hbi B Rb'sn 5 0 0 0 Unser 4 2 3 0 Mn'tn'z 3 110 Lz'n'ski 4 0 3 2 Schmidt 0 0 0 0 Hutton 3 0 0 0 0 O'Boone 3 110 0 OlDoyle 4 0 10 1 1!C Rb'sn 4 0 10 0 OlRuth'vn 3 0 11 0 0| 0 0| 0 0! 0 0! Total 31 1 5 II Total 33 4 11 3 Score by innings: Chicago .000 001 000—1 Philadelphia 102 000 Olx—4 E — Cardenal. DP — Chicago 1, Philadelphia 1. LOB — Chicago 10, Philadelphia 9. 2B — Williams, Ruthven. S — Ruthven. Atlanta ab r h bi Garr 4 0 0 0 Perez 3 10 0 Evans 4 0 10 Aaron 1 0 o 0 Jackson 1 0 0' 1 Baker 4 0 2 0 Johnson 10 0 0 Goggin 2 0 0 0 Dietz 3 111 Cs'nova 2 0 0 0 House 0 0 0 0 Devine 10 0 0 Har'i'sn 10 0 0 Panther 0 o 0 o Frisella 0 0 0 0 Vl's'qez 2 0 0 0 Total 29 2 4 2 Total 42 1717 13 Score by Innings: Cincinnati ~ 004 921 001-17 Atlanta 000 000 Oil— 2 E—Driessen, Evans, Goggiri 2, Geronimo. DP — Cincinnati 2. LOB — Cincinnati 10, Atlanta 4. 2B—Baker, Rose, Morgan, Tplan HR—Bench (21), Dietz (2), Kbsco (3). SB — Tolan, Geronimo. SF — Perez, Tolan, Menke, Jackson ip h t n bb so Gullett (W 12-8) - 9 4 2 2 3 7 Harrison (L 6-4) - 3!i 6 7 7 6 2 Panther 6 6 6 1 0 Frisella 1V 3 1 2 2 2 3 House 2 110 0 2 Devine - 2 3 110 0 St. Louis Brock 3 Sz'more 3 Torre 3 Sim'mns 2 Ml'n'dz 3 Reitz 3 Hughes 0 Carbo 3 Tyson 3 Murphy 2 McCrv'r 1 ab * h bi 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Hunt Cox Montml ab r h bl 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 Jr'gn'sn 10 0 0 Wooa^; 0 0 0 0 Fa: 4 0 0 0 the Lions last, season. In other .action tonight; the New York Jets are at Houston and (the Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles. On Saturday, Bal tfanore is at Pittsburgh, Buffalo meets Philadelphia at Jackson* vllle, Fla., Cincinnati is at Miami, New Orleans at Kansas City, the New York Giants at San Diego and Green Bay takes on Chicago at Milwaukee. Oakland is, at New England on Sunday and San Francisco is ait Cleveland Monday night. Houston scorned its only victory in 14 games last season over the Jets but many of those players tare gone. Coach Bill Peterson has 36 new players defensive line, a sore spot for ready for tonight's meeting. Check Lineup Jockeys check the evening's lineup at East Moline Downs. FEATURING TOM RONKS BAND Sat. Ivs., Aug. 4 In A Newly Erscttd Quonist Shelter. • WATER (Stat* Appf6vad) • ISO ILBC. HOOXUr-tUnctefiround wiring) • DUMNHO STATION • PICNIC TABLES • WATER HOOlt-UF • SANITARY RSST ROOMS • LAROC OAX TREES - PHONE Located 2'i Miles East of Don's Standard Servica IN Abingdon, Illinois DEMO August 5 8 pm KNOXVILLE FAIR GROUNDS 1 0|Sng'l'tn 3 0 11] 0 OiLyttle 4 0 11 0 OlBailey 4 0 0 ol 0 OBc'a'bla 3 0 0 0; 0 OlFrias 2 0 0 01 1 o: Moore 2 0 0 0 Total 26 0 4 U| Total 26 2 5 2! Score by innings: ! St. Louis - 000 000 000—0 Montreal - 101 000 OOx—2! E—Tyson, Sizemore. DP — St. 1 Louis 1, Montreal 5. LOB—St. Louif 1. Montreal 7. SB — Hunt. S—Jorgenscn 3. At Tht 120th KNOX COUNTY FAIR See The Notion's Greotest Thrill Spectacular Local Drivers Compete For Prize Money and Trophies FREE AUTO PARKING RESERVED GRANDSTAND SEATS AVAILABLE CALL 289.2714 FOR ADVANCED TICKET SALE Bleachers Unreserved Bonliajn |L 4-2) Aker Ruthven (W 5-yj ip h r er bb »o Moure. 5 8 3 2 3 4j lp h r er bb 10 3 3 110 2: Murphy (L 2-4 1 8 5 2 2 2 2 'J 5 117 9 1 Moore (W 5-10) 9 4 0 0 2 4. 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