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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta _ THE LETMDKlDbE I1KKALI7 Horses return here Sept. 7 for 12-day fall meet Mental participation is name of game in racing If you asked the average man in the street what he consider- ed Canada's greatest participa- tion invariably the an- swer would be bowling. In the physical this would be correct. if consideration is sn the other human such as intellect and then the proper an- swer to the question would have to be norsa for no other bpoit in the world receives moie mental participation than that given by the racing fan be- fore he enters the betting win- dow of a racetrack. the announcer shouts the crowd at the track has already poured over a collection of opinions and everyday super- stitions guaranteed to drive the world's most sophisticated com- puter into a complete state of shock. Southern Alberta racing fans' emotions get another test short- ly as plans are being finalized for the annual 12-day fall race meet which opens at the Ex- hibition Grounds Friday after- Sept. 7. Although no competent sur- vey has ever been it is almost a certainty that no two racing fans have arrived at their final choice in exactly the same way. Herein lies the charm of participation that has boosted thoroughbred horse rac- ing into the number one slot sporting attendance fig- ures are released each year. Many books have been writ- ten on the ways and means of selecting a winner. These vary from highly-detailed works to mere sketches of the high points to be but all have one thing in common. Like tha child guidance they should be accepted as merely a guide with the necessary in- common to be added by the reader. Down through the years many systems have bean devised in hopes of bringing about that one miraculous achievement picking a winner. The 19th century might well be called the of for this period found selectors placing great emphasis on how fast a horse could cover a given distance of ground. It was not uncommon to see hoards of timers circulating around the infield of race courses during the early morn- ing hours trying to catch the steeds in their workouts. These were the days of mid- night trials when horses train- ed in the dark of night to avoid the stop watches of pros- pective bettors. What made the system feasible was the fact that the country had very few tracks at the time. It was com- in those for a thor- oughbred to spend all year per- forming on one or two thus giving an important mean- ing to time which does not wholely exist today. In where short meet- ings are in it is difficult to place a true importance on time as a determining factor when selecting horses. North- lands Park in for is a loam oval which allows for a much faster performance on the part of the thoroughbred than the sandy type of surface used at Calgary. in other has changed many aspects of rac- ing as the sport continues to shatter all kinds of year in and year out. Some 400 horses from Alber- Mani- Idaho and other points will be shooting for the money at the local 12-day meet. The meet opens one week from Friday and runs through to Sept. 22. There will be two dark Sept. 11 and Sept. and racing fans are reminded to take special note that poet time each week day will be 4 p.m. Post times for thw three Saturday Sept. 15 and will be 2 p.m. General Manager Andy An- drews of the Lethbridge Exhibi- tion the meet feels the 12-day session should be one of the best on record. have plenty of good horses and there's lot of enthu- siasm in horse racing in this be maintains. we get a break from the he should be one of the best meets we've ever National Hockey League will take on n ew look Heading down the stretch The horses will return to Lethbridge next week- Sept. to be for the 12-day fall race meet at the Exhibition Grounds. Stretch duels such as this shculd be plentiful with over 400 horses scheduled to see action- in the meet. Post time will be 4 p.m. on week days and 2 p.m. for the three Saturdays involved._____________ Close battle develops in rodeo title races After 49 professional rodeos in paying out a total of to winning the Canadian championship in near- ly every event is still very much in doubt. With six sched- uled rodeos remaining in the season and with many thous- ands of dollars still to be the present standings could be changed very dramatically. It does not appear that any- one will come close to Kenny McLean's all around cowboy earnings record of set m but several other rec- ords have already been broken. Ernie Dorm of set the wild horse race record cf in 1969 and now has broken his own record with win- nings of so far this sea- son. Bart Brower of British set the ama- teur saddle bronc record of 867 in 1971 but Melvin Coleman of has earnings of to date in 1973. Both Phil Doan of High River and Arnold Haraga of Skiff are approaching the long standing steer wrestling record of set by Bud Butterfield of Pon- oka in 1959. Two Canadians have cracked the top 15 positions in the world rodeo championship if they are able to their will qualify for the national finals in Oklahoma City in December Mel Hyland of British is in 12th position in the all around cowboy race with and in llth place in sad- dle bronc riding with Hy- land was the saddle bronc rid- Miners Rugby Club all set The Lethbndge Miners Rug- by Club will stage their annual Whoop-Up Rugby Tournament on the long weekend. Eight clubs will participate in the three-day event which opens Friday and terminates Sunday. Teams joining the Miners for the annual affair include the Edmonton Edmonton Calgary Calgary Calgary Kim- berlcy and Missoula. The Rams are the defending champions of the Whoop-Up tourney. All games will be staged at the Civic Centre with action getting under way at 12.30 pjn. each day. All games will be two thirty- minute periods. Meanwhile ths Miners Rugby Club were informed that three of its old members will return ti Lethbridge especially for the three-day event. Willy who was the acting captain for the 1972 Miners will be travelling home from Iran just for the Whoop-Up Rugby 'Tournament while Michael who was a star player for the Miners in will return from Austria. Roger who held the post of secretary of the Miners Rugby Club in 1971 and 1972 will also drop in from Westaski- win. v Prepares for future expansion NEW YORK The Na- ional Hockey League took a landmark step Monday in its three-phase expansion program for ths 1970s and. as a old order of things will van- ish after next season. After eight months of prepa- ration and de- scribed as tedious and the NHL decided on a major realignment of its teams to deal with future expansion. The present two-division sys- tem of Eastern and Western sections will end after the 1973- 74 season and so will the playoff system based on the final four finishers in each division. The NHL will become a 20- team league in the 1976-77 sea- with the expansion in- volving United States citiss and may later expand to 24 teams. It now has 16 teams and -will grow to 18 in 1974-75. NHL President Clarence Campbell called the change landmark step in our develop- ment of the expansion Nine athletes placed in Hall ing champion of the World in 1972. Jim Gladstone of Oardston is jresently in 13th place in the calf roping standings with He is t'e two time Can- adian calf roping champion. ALL AROUND 1 Kenny Tom 3. Bob 4. Lynn S. Ben SADDLE BRONC RIDING 1 Jerry W- 2 Mel 3 Tom A John Edmonton f. Kenny S2.7M. BAREBACK RIDING 1. Dale 5 Jim Edmonton 3 Mel 4. Allan 5. Lynn Jen BULL RIDING 1 Leo Rocky Fort St 3 Rocky Medirine 4 Dale Medicine 5 Bob CALF ROPING 1. Jim Cardston 2. Sparky 3 Jim Olds 4 Arn- old Haraga 5. Kenny Mc- STEER WRESTLING 1 Phil High Arnold 3. Lee Lloyd 4 5. D. Taber WILD HORSE RACE 1 Ernip 2 Glen HslTir 3. Pat Me SI WILD COW MILKING 1. Lorne 2 Pat 3. Geq 4343 AMATEUR SADDLE BRONC 1. Melvin 42 2 Jim Wilf 4. Glen S. Keith 4975. TORONTO Nine out- standing athletes were inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame Saturday at the Canadian National Exhibition. Three were posthumous awards. Karen Magnussen flew in from New York and was taken in and out of the CNE grounds by helicopter to make a brief appearance for her award. She was inducted on the strength of the 1973 figure skating cham- pionship she won in March at Czechoslovakia. Miss Magnussen had to return to New York for a performance with the Ice Capades. George of Ed- was honored for his work in soccer administration since 1938. Matt also Edmon- was inducted on the basis of his contribution to curling. fe won two Canadian cham- pionships and competed in five Iriars. Father David former national team coach was hon- ored for sparking the national .earn concept and moulding the 1964 Canadian Olympic entry. WARPLES NAMED Ray Mitchell of Peace was the second world champion to be honored. He was 1963 ten pin bowling cham- pion. Harness driver Keith Warples of the first Cana- dian driver to race a sub-two- minute mile and with a record 246 winners in one year waf honored for his contribution to harness racing. Levi St was inducted for his 58 years of service to row ing. who died in 1963 steered more than 300 winning crews. Shot putter George whc died in was inducted foi his record of 17 years as recog nized world champion in the event. Weight-lifter and wrestle Victor a native of who was re owned for ms feats of was inducted. He once 285 pounds with ne hand though he weighed nly 150 pounds himself. He died in 1955. Magrath Open a success The 1973 annual Magrath Open Partners Best-Ball Golf Tournament staged on the weekend was as successful as its predecessors. Some 72 shotmakers from southern Alberta took part in the one-day 27-hole event which featured four flights. In the A John Taylor and Ray Stevenson of the host club combined for a 106 to cap- ture top honors The low gross score went to Jim Nishikawa of Magrath with a 112 while the low net score picked up by Bill Traber of Taber with a 104. The team of Grant Wheeler and Dave Lowry registered 113 for first place in the B flight while Don Allen and Darryl Asplund of Lethbridge walked away with the C flight with a 114. The fourth and final flight went to Tom Alston and Randy Haynes of Magrath who fired a total round of 124. In other individual perform- Nick Onofrychuk ol Letbbridge toured the layout in 119 strokes for low gross hon ors in the B flight while C flight winner Allen earned the low gross honors witha 118. The low gross award in the D flight went to Alston with 132. Other low net winners includ ed Floyd Anderson of Leth bridge with a 103 in B fligh Rich Lloyd o Tsber a 93 in C flight play anc Alston of Magrath with an 88 in D flight action. Holds new base-stealing record Brock admits still having fun Canadian bki Patrol System 328-1741 328-8293 HOUSTON have to admit it's still said Lou baseball's premiere base-stealing whiz with a career total 615. slowed down a step or said the 34-year-old St. Louis Cardinals' outfielder. that doesn't mean I can't steal as many whose steals rank 10th in major league career reached another milestone Sun- day when he swiped second base during the Cards' 4-1 loss to Cincinnati Reds in Cincin- nati. The steal put his total for the year at marking the ninth straight season he's had that many or more and establishing meant something said the lean veteran of 12 Na- tional League cause of the type of ball club it came against. STEAL CAME EARLY Reds' left-hander Fred Nor- man was on the mound when Brock singled in the first inning and followed with his steal. A running start helped him beat the rifle throw of catcher Johnny Bench. is generally pretty tough to run Brock has two or three types of moves. I guess he just happened to use the wrong Experience and knowledge of much as speed in succeeding with theft says Brock. like asking which came the chicken or the when asking which is more im- he said. speed is but it isn't the only my the break- away or first step is probably the key to it all. What causes one to be able to accelerate is being able to read the pitch- PICKED UP 63 Brock's record base-stealing streak began in with 63 during his first full season as a Cardinal. Since his totals have the current 50 in moving pas recently-retired Maury Wills total of 586 as the modern Na tional League leader. can play regularly another two said the durabl star of three Cardinals' Worl Series. it'll depen on how I view my could change my who uses a short slide believes the style has spare him serious injury but also feel that I've been called out a few times because of the pop-up I was using a hook slide I'd be on the he said it my slide makes it very tough call for the urn It decided that in the 1974-75 eason there will be four divi- instead of in an 18- eam league that will include ic Washington and Kansas 'ity franchises. The schedule will be ex- to 80 from the present 8 games and an innovative layoff pairing system based on oints in the final standing will put into effect in 1974-75. The announcement of the rea- lignment and new playoff for- mat was made jointly by Camp- William presi- ent of New York Rangers and hairman of the NHL's ex- ansion and Bruce president of Detroit Red Wings and chairman of the L's board of governors. The 19th and 20th frandiises vill be granted for the 1976-77 eason and will cost million the going pnce for a new dub. One of the franchises must go to a U.S. city in the Western Hockey and cssibly the WHL in the end may be tapped for both fran- hise. In the 1974-75 the HL will be reconstructed into wo seasons all four divi- lons will have five teams. Under the new playoff pairing 12 from each qualify for he but the traditional divisional opponents will give ivay to points. The NHL thus will be the first among major pro sports eagues to base its playoff sys- em solely on the total points earned in regular-season play without regard to a team's divi- sion. The divisional lineups under he realignment in 1974-75 wil Division York Philadelphia Atlanta Flames and New York Division Cana- Detroit Red Pitts- jurgh Los Angeles Kings and Washington Capitals. Division Black Minnesota North Kansas City St. Louis Blues and Vancouver Canucks. Division Buffalo California Golden Seals and Toronto Maple Leafs. In the 1976-77 the first and fourth divisions each wil have one more expansion team. Under the new playoff sys- the four divisional cham- pions will draw a bye into the quarter-finals. The remaining eight quali- fying teams will enter the play- off first round and play a best- of-three series. The matchups of the qualifiers would be the fifth- highest in final-standing points vs. the 12th sixth vs. seventh vs. and eighth vs. ninth. in the quarter-fi- nals through the Stanley Cup fi- only points in the final standing will determine the matchups of the survivors and home ice advantage. All series after the first round will be best-of-seven. Campbell reiterated that there is no possibility of merger with the rival World Hockey Association. Monday's announcement was cited by the NHL as first step of Phase of the league's long-range expansion program. Phase l was completed with the admission of Atlanta anc New York Islanders last season The admission of Washington and Kansas City for the 1974-75 season completed Phase 2. Norris said the first step of Phase 3 is the admission of two more new teams in 1976-77. Ap- plications for the new fran- chises will be received imme- diately. Since the NHL and the WHL have an agreement on future Norris at least one of the franchises will be granted a present city of the Western Hockey provided an application accept- VWT i. SPORT ANDY CAPP KNOW THE MEANING QFTHEHORbi SAME TIME-SAME TOMORROW MEANIN1 OF THE WORD IT'S A THAT'S MORE ILLUSTRATED THAN UERNEtS Dtfr Xltnt Xr-Mltm UA O 9M. hhtubnvHcU 1 ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES NATIONAL LEAGUE East St. Louis Ittsburah Chicago Montreal 'hiladelphla New York -os Angeles San Francisco Houston Atlanta San Diego W L 64 67 M 63 61 68 60 70 70 West 81 50 78 54 72 57 66 63 69 48 82 2'A I 6 Pet. GBL 508 .492 2 .483 .473 .457 6Vi 618 591 558 fi .504 15 477 IB'A .369 MONDAY'S RESULTS St. Loui 010 100 010 000 0 Houston 000 003 000 000 00__3 1C 0 Segui Pena Hr a bosky Murphy Folkers and Pizarro Forsch Key Crawford Upshaw and June HR- St. Fnnclico 010 000 OH- 4 t 0 Phllidelph'a 500 002 7 12 1 Bwr Willougnby Mc- Mahcn and Arnold Lon- bcrg Culver Scarce and Bowie. Matthews Robinson San Diego 010 101 5 1 New YortC 000 140 t 13 0 Arlin C.ildwell and Ken- Stone Parker McGraw and Grote. HRs Gaston Roberts LEAOUf LEADERS AB R H Pet. Cln Hou Hou Cln S f. 552 96 191 .346 497 85 156 .314 415 68 130 .313 57 144 .312 58 142 .311 461 457 Home runs- Star- 35. 23 ISVa 14 AMERICAN LEAGUE East W L Pet. GBL. Baltimore.......75 52 591 Boston 71 58 .553 5 Detroit 20 .534 7 New York ......SB 44 J1S Milwaukee 62 66 .484 lw. Cleveland 54 77 .412 Wtlt Oakland 77 S3 .592 Kansas City..... 73 58 557 Chicago a .473 Minnesota 61 68 473 California 59 .468 _ Texas 45 84 31V4 MONDAY'S RESULTS Boston 130 Old 009-5 Oakland 010 100 1 AAoret and Odom Llndblad and Tenaee. HRS- Bos- Texas 000 000 1 II Baltimore 001 113 f 1 Clyde Dunning Allen and Cuellar and Etchebarren Williams Milwaukee ooo 100 Chicago 000031 1 Champion Ed Rodriguez and Wood and Herr- mann Minnesota .120011 000-5 11 0 Detroit 001 000 020- J 7 Fife Bane Corbm Al- bury Campbell and MiMer- Strahler Scherman Farmer and Sims. Minnesota LEAOUE LEADEM AB R H PCT. Win 476 79 167 351 Det 331 Ny SOB Mil SM NY 422 Home Runs- May- Kan 37 107 .J23 68 159 .313 77 157 .311 66 129 .306 SEIBERLING G78-4 PLY POLYESTER TIRES 26 .95 Each ELRICH TIRE LTD. FIRESTONE COMPLETE TJRE SALES I SERVICE lit Ave South Phorm 337-6886 or 327 444S ;