Norco Pony Express (Newspaper) - July 28, 1977, Norco, California 15, No. 30 July 28, 1977 Phone 734-0210 ' 2429 Hamner An DON Triple winner Slew recently became defeated times Forego got nipped by a That's But is anyone Everyone is looking forward to another and and and been that way with horses and racing for nearly 9,000 As far as we that's when chariot racing according to ancient writings and Maybe it was racing started about 6,000 years and by the year 1500 kings had established elaborate racing stables in Asia first formal mounted horse race was recorded at the 33rd held in Greece in 624 B.C. racing as we know it in England in 1174 A.D. II was given the of Father of the British first racetrack in America was founded in 1665 in New York by the then English Col. Richard to promote the improvement of American The course was called the Newmarket Course and on the Hempstead Long near the site of the Belmont U.S. race horses can be traced back to the Byerly the Godolphin Barb and the Darley three in the Stud Book which perpetuated And those three were descendants of the the Barb and the a good runs at speeds of to 40 miles an and fans close to billion a year on their average bettor goes to the window and spends only a It's interesting that the ticket still costs and has since Everything else about horse racing has gone up and up and including the price of the 75 million persons wagers on horse racing in the United each but only a small percentage of them are professional According to track of the men who SO per cent are judges and Of 88 per cent are racing has long been popular in and there is now a lot of talk about matching Seattle Slew and the two should there are some facts about match racing which should help you determine the races have always by the horse which has the most early speed on that particular In most the winner leads wire to the winning horse opens a long lead and maintains it. Hie winner has never come from races are almost always an victory since the early favonte rarely has Shoemaker is the world's winningest but he lost on favorites He rode which was defeated by and which was defeated by mighty Man 0' War won his match race in 1920 by easily Sir women's lib riding a double match race was held in 1973. Jockey Gene St. Leon rode Ponderosa Jane and defeated jockey Linda Richmond on Distant U. Tct days St. Leon switched to Distant U and defeated Linda Linda was riding Ponderosa that's what horse racing the most popular spectator sport in play due Aug. 4-6 new murder wiU be I staged by Chaffey College for entertainment at 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 4-5-6 in the little Special rates are available for groups and The telephone to call for additional information is 987-1745. In fanciers form new a white and three performing macaws from Robelle Animal presented unique entertainment for members of the neWly formed Bird aub of Norco when they gathered last Thursday in the small auditorium of Norco Community third one to be conducted by the new was the first to feature according to Emma founder of the club was organized after Mrs. Bollen of Bird put an announcement in the newspaper a couple months ago asking anyone interested in starting a bird club in Norco to call Bollen said that people immediately started calling and in just a week there was enough interested to call the first which was conducted May 19 in the Community Twenty eight people They appointed officers and decided on a meeting time and Fleming is president and on his board are Hank vice Curt and Danny Assistants prize and Rooney and Carolyn meeting was held June 16, with 40 persons in last week's session attracted even more Grunewald and Jim Johnson from Robelle Animal presented their Bird Gruenwald explained some of the techniques on training birds while Johnson demonstrated some of what their birds had been owners are trainers of a hybrid appears in the CB television for the group last Thursday were Frank and and of the according to Mrs. is to educate members in techniques on breeding and Meetings are at 7:30 p.m. each third Thursday of the month in Norco Community Further information may be obtained by calling 735-1727 or 685-0469. seats still Judy Gladfelter and Cindy Wells two of the Farmers Daughter queen contestants entered in the Farmers Fair of Riverside point out that fans may still grandstand seats to the Championship Rodeo by getting tickets in advance 31.) The rodeo is booked for 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19 and at 5 and 8:30 p.m. Aug. 20 a t the fairgrounds in PERFORMS FOR NEW BIRD CLUB Group each third Thursday in animals score at Gina Boster from picture at is congratulated by Orange County Fair court after being named Top Junior Showman in the breeding animal competition at Orange County With Gina are Lori Heather 1949 Fair Queen Betty and Debbie current 16-year-old beams as she receives trophy from Miss Ficovic for having Champion La Mancha Lori belongs to Country Corrals 4-H Club and Gina is a member of Breeders and in memory of Jerry Family Barbecue in of late Mayor Jerry will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at Ingalls A dinner will be served and family entertainment including prizes and will be event will be sponsored by ETI Corra l 32, Norco Mounted Police and Norco Valley are for for children and may from members of the sponsoring information may be by calling Joe 735-1339. who died July 17, was buried last with hundreds of friends and relatives paying their last respects to a man who had won his way into the hearts of Related story on page 3.