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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - October 27, 1970, Winnipeg, ManitobaWinnipeg free press tuesday october 27, 1970 27 wagering up at the Downs by Elman Guttormson the curtain came Down Mon Day on the 1970 harness racing season at Assiniboia Downs and when the final figures were tabulated the parimutuel daily average showed an increase of 11.5 per cent Over 1969. During the 45-Day meet Rac ing fans wagered a total of for a daily average of last year during a 49-Day meet the wagering totalled for a daily average of during the first 45 Day the wagering was w. G. Clubb executive Assis Tant said the paid attendance figures were also up. He said the total attendance for the 45 Day meet was for a daily average of he said the paid attendance figures for 1969 during a 49 Day meet were for a daily average o during the first 45 Days last year the paid attendance totalled the Post Parade once first Pace one mile. Horse Cindy Champ Paddy Baker King Mccreary May cell Scotty Khan Hal Betty Kirk Lucky seven up str 3 6 2 7 5 1 4 75j Fin 121" 22 5 321 45 55 seventh Pace one mile time 4-30 3-10 2-60 Odds horse a "1-40 6" 6-80 Jean javelin 4 5-55 mighty Force 5 3-90 High widow 3 4.85 Lentsch boy 7 33-75 Tommy Forbes 1 4-60 master Yates 8 Robin win 2 Jin 12 22 str 4 6 5 7 1 8 78 time 1.00 3-25 6.50 23-45 9-30 13-80 16.40 5.70 2-Paddy 4-40 2.90 Choice Connelly 4.00 3.10 2.70 3.00 3.50 3-00 4.50 second s600. One again the final program of the season attracted a Good crowd As wagered following the sixth race 23 year old Keith Linton of Moose jaw was presented with the Gruen watch award for being the top percentage Driver under the Universal Driver rating. The watch was presented by Clubb. While the Driver s Mother mrs. Harry Linton looked on. During the meet Linton had 69 starts 17 wins 11 seconds and 17 thirds. Dave o dare was second with an average of .366. He made 64 starts and had 15 wins 11 seconds and seven thirds Larry Kosters was the leading dash Winner with 23 wins. He also had 12 seconds four thirds in 94 starts for percentage of .330 Bill Fracess Don ii Volo which was Pur chased for last Spring was certainly the King of the claimer. His Victory in the ourth race was his sixth at the meet to bring his earnings for the year to Lin ton s Adios Axworthy and Fosters l l Adios also scored six wins during the meet to share honors for the most wins with Don h Volo Glen Ronnie Cash Enterprise Scot Johnnie senator Brenda Khan Golden Champ Swanee Harvester Larry Lincoln must go Adios 3 6 4 7 2 5 8 3 6 4 5 2 7 8 58 6" 720 825 Odds horse 17-50 3-85 4.75 1-50 6-90 9-15 10-20 eighth Pace one str "5 Duchess Paradise 6" Sherry Gay Bell 4 2 14.90 6-00 4-00 mickeys Pride 2 Cimmy 5 Adios Spangler 3 Star chief c 8 Chestnut Queen 1 Mary a. Lincoln 7 Fin "11 24 31 4 j 531 631 77 _0dds 5-85 6.65 1-30 8.35 9-25 2-50 18.95 35-80 Scot a daily double 2 and 5 third shoo horse Sampson 8-60 Gay 4.70 1370 8-50 5.60 10-50 4.00 3-30 Quinella 6 and 5 frosty Avalon or. Billy Bee Tiona direct Bradys Baker Lone tree Lincoln miss Cyndy Scott major Success str 1 3 4 6 7 Fin 12 22 321 414 511 621 7dis Odds "4.95 -85 2.10 24.25 20-50 14.10 9.85 1-frosty Avalon Sampson 2-dr. Billy bet-0 dare 11.90 4.70 2-90 3-00 2-so 2.50 fourth Moo Pace one Mill horse i str Fin 2 1hd Don h Volo Black Emerald Zillini Champ sides Bob dashing Daisy Chester Pointer Molly Champ widower Pat 31 41 510 6 2 726 835 _0dds 275 4.25 1.50 4.90 7.55 24.70 25-35 15-55 time Ludwi h. 7.50 3.20 2.60 2-Bteck emf raw Millit Airt 3-90 3-00 3-Lllini Champ Stoppler 2-70 Quint la 6 ind 3 5600 horse sir Fin Odds Kwik Cash misty Glen shy Anne miss Jove straight out Agnes Adios Ranger Success _ 1 3 4 6 7 5 8 2 j 310 411 .90 3-90 8-10 59 85 3. 62b 16-45 141-90 8 7-10 Cash Mecoy 3-80 2.60 2.70 2-Miity Wen Hartert 3-30 2-m Anne Kara 3-80 sixth to Pace. Jug horse Jean Richard May Day Bird Sara Earl Creed Gretchen abbe Kevin Kirk phantom flite m Cinn direct straight flush 8" 7 6 1 3 2 4 5 sir 4 5 3 1 2 6 7 8 32 42 5 65 825 volleyball event set the sixth annual St. Vital in i t a t i o n a 1 volleyball tour i lament will once again feature the Cream of the High school crop. The tournament has attracted six girls teams including Vin cent Massey Dakota collegiate and Gle Lawn collegiate from the perennially Strong Clover Leaf conference and John Tay Lor from St. James Assiniboia. Also featured Are teams from St. Norbert and Steinbach. Dakota is the defending provincial Champion. The boys entry includes Glen Lawn Dakota and Vincent Mas sey from the Cloverleaf Confer ence John Taylor from the new St. James Assiniboia zone Kel Vin from the Winnipeg school division the sabres from Stein Bach River East Kodiaks from i the Kildonan conference and Transcona collegiate from the suburban Loop. Action starts at . Saturday on three fronts. The mine s Mare Minoras 0 Henry was the winning est Trotter with four trips to the Winner s Circle Trotters Elsie Rodney and Margaret Jove both by Rodney Bell tied for the fastest trotting mile sept. 19 Nipper boy s was the fastest mile paced during the meet. J Dee s Joy set a new record for two year Olds when he paced the mile in girls stole the honors for the most Money earned at the meet. Merle Sparrow s memory Bond Winner of the Manitoba futurity earned a total of Don Finlayson s Jane Force Winner of the Ca Nadian maturity earned and Adios Axworthy leased by Linton which competed exclusively in invitationals earned Zillini Champ which is leased by Garth Sampson was claimed out of the fourth race monday for by Larry Kosters. There were two claims in for the horse and Kosters won the draw. It was the ninth vegas Odd makers part one they still talk about super bowl overlay in 1969 claim of the meet when Queen s Avalon was sent Back to the stable by the judges for causing two recalls in the first race the track had to refund Veteran horseman Fred Hamelin received a Nasty Cut to his right Cheek requiring 15 stitches a broken nose and had several Teeth loosened when he was injured sunday while Barry Brocket of Toronto will be part of the Canadian team at the world invitational gymnastics tournament at the Winnipeg Arena nov. 10 12. Other countries participating Are Russia Japan France Yugoslavia and the United states. Tickets for the event Are available at the Winnipeg Arena attractions ticket office Eaton a celebrity Box of fice the Bay and Baldy Northcott s. Winni Eggers bid for 74 event loading a horse racing pack tf-40 boys games will be held at Hast Ings elementary and Norberry 2-30 4-55 37-85 30-05 school and the girls will com Pete at Gle Lawn collegiate. The round Robin series will con 2-a Bird site 3-Sargcant a Rcd of Dart Quinella 6 and 4 5.38 1.40 4.40 finals All Day with the Semi and finals slated for Gle Lawn 1 at 6 . Collegiate beginning fans were saddened following the death of thoroughbred owner Nels French who passed away sunday. He owned such horses As Springs Best and Springs Pride and had raced at the Downs for Many years presiding judge Rodger Roberge left immediately after monday s card for his Home in Sherbrooke que. The other two judges Tom Page reside Rockey and de at Carman and Hargrave Man. Racing Secre tary Phil Wentworth left tues Day for his Home in Guy Mills Perm Linton said he was shipping to Mohawk raceway with Adios Axworthy and big Rock Dillard. Shipping with him was Dave o dare who is taking seven head. Racing resumes at 1 the Downs next May. A Winnipeg delegation headed by metro chairman Jack Willis minister of con Sumer affairs Ben Hanus Chak Man sphere president Keith Routley and the executive committee of the world invitational gymnastics tournament scheduled for the Winnipeg area nov. 10 12 Are in Ljubljana Yugoslavia attempting to get the 1974 world gymnastics championships for Winnipeg. An Advance committee consisting of Roy Beenham Hugh Nanton and Phil Reimer arrived last week to finalize details for the world invitational and to also Check into the legality of Canada s bid for the championships which arrived past the deadline. The committee has been told by the federation in Ternate Ionalee gym Nast ques that there is a Rule in the Constitution which allows countries to enter late. The bidding country in this Case Canada must now face the Gen eral Assembly on oct. 28 Saunders turns coach for some playing senior hoc key is enough of a Challenge. For others like Ken Saunders the added Challenge of coaching is too much of a temptation to resist. After two years of plying his Trade with Warroad lakers of the Manitoba senior hockey league. Saunders has switched his allegiance to St. Boniface mohawks. Actually the upcoming sea son will be a Homecoming of sorts for the Centre Man. Saunders played for St. Boni face canadians in the old Mani Toba Junior league Between 1955-59 before a one year stint at Prince Albert sask. The years Between 1959 and 1967 were spent wandering Between Wembley England Winnipeg maroons min Neapolis Millers port Huron flags and the Columbus checkers. Tote Usi so cd of Sass dvrs. Though not monumental is a difficult one. He follows the footsteps of Jack Matheson win gored St Boniface to the West Ern Canada foal last season against Spokane jets. The first chore for the new he to decide on i lineup for the tribe s initial a West Friday Ai 8 . To is Aresa a a Are z if tace tug 18 58. K r and ask the 38 nations present to put Canada s bid on the Agenda. A two thirds majority is required for this to happen. If the bid is put on the Agenda Canada is then Al Lowed to make a formal presentation and All it re quires to receive the 74 championships is a simple majority. The other nation competing for the championships is Bulgaria. Chairman Rick Duha and co chairman Don Laney along with other members of the committee have been meeting with All delegates. The general feeling is that Canada will receive the sup port of the Western nations and Duha also said that with three Days to go it is still too Early to Tell what the feeling is amongst the Eastern Block. Japanese in form sub Lana Yugoslavia Cap japanese gymnasts swept the men s individual free style events at the world gym Nastic championships monday and successfully defended the team title with a total of 571.10 Points. The soviet Union was second with 564.35 and East Germany third with 553.15. Canada finished among the 22 competing countries with 498.10 Points. In the men s freestyle Eizo Kenmotsu captured the Gold medal with a total of 115.05 Points Mitsuo Tsukahara the Silver with 113.85 and Ainora Nakayama the Bronze with 113.80. Canadian men were Well Back in the individual standings 80. Andre Simard Quebec City 10215 103. Steve Mitruk Ham Ilton 99.80 120. Bill Mackie Vancouver 97.00 29. Yvon Boisclair Quebec City 95.15 130. Ron Hunter. Vancouver 133. Syd Jenson Mont-1 real 91.75. I the world championships end today. This is the first of two articles by Charles Einstein dealing with the strange world of Las vegas Odds makers. Or. Einstein is a prominent free Lance writer and novelist author of 22 books and More than 500 radio scripts. His work has appeared in 40 National magazines. By Charles Einstein Las vegas special tons strange things can happen in the shrouded world Jot Las vegas Odd makers whose Law Ful predictions set the action for what May be the largest unlawful Industry in the rest of the nation. That Industry consists 01 betting on the outcome of sports events and a drastically conservative estimate of the Annua Dollar volume Here is about 12 billion dollars a Dulcet number which just happens to exceed the combined reported profits last year of the 20 big Gest corporations in the United states. The arcs May claim that illicit drug traffic exceeds this amount but who is to say for sure what is known is that while marijuana comes for around 20 cents a joint John Scarne the Foremost expert on the subject of sports betting cites the Case of one Man just one Man who averaged one million dollars in College football bets each and every saturday for an entire season. And that was 11 years ago when total personal income a Good Index of How much people will Gamble was barely half what it is today. The topic Here is not illegal gambling. If one were to take to pure conclusion every bet tha is made in this country and the penalty under Law for same the total Dollar figure would be out of sight and an estimated 72 per cent of the people Reading this article More of them women than men would be in jail. Migrated to Las vegas where he is in charge of the sports bet Ting operation at the Churchil Downs race Book on the strip he is a patient Man in the eyes of his not Unhan some face there is the look of somebody who was already waited on. But though he is by no Means the Only Man who will quote you a Price on a sporting event the preliminary Odds he sets for say a football game Are used with slight variation if any by bookmakers from coast to coast including most of the 11 other licensed sports betting Parlours in Nevada. Other names May be More familiar such As that of Jimmie the greek Snyder the Las vegas newspaper columnist. But Long time Chicago sports editor Joe rein has observed that Snyder Las vegas most famous Handicap per uses Martin s so it tends to come Back to Martin and it is an interesting business. Unlike Snyder he has 10 newspaper salary to fall Back on. Unlike Lockheed if the Price he quotes is wrong he can t go Back to the government or More. Martin was wrong on that Colts Jet super bowl game. Or was he a Young Man at the Columbia school of journalism lad been studying my in recollects and he called me up after the game and sked me if i did t feel a Little Illy. Silly hell. The right Price s not the same As the Good Rice. The right Price Means of know beforehand exactly we not Only therefore exclude the Greener Fields from Church Bingo to election bets both of which Are illegal in Nevada As Well As everywhere else but even horse racing. If you visit one of the dozen authorized booking Parlours in Nevada you can bet on an out of state horse race but the payoff will be at track Odds. The Odds that originate in Nevada Are for football baseball basketball and to a much smaller extent these Days hockey boxing and Golf. It is within this extremely confined area that the 12 billion Dollar annual handle exists. And it is Here that the strange things happen. One of them was the biggest single betting event in All sports history the 1969 super bowl game. The Odds that came out of Nevada were the Damn dest overlay any Man in his right mind could contrive. They favored the Baltimore Colts by 17 Points and the Colts proceeded to lose the game to the new York jets by 9 Points. In total spread this was a 26-Point mis take or was it the fact is that from the Odds maker s standpoint it was one of the most perfect prices Ever put up on the Board even stranger than that the worst fix of All Lime which clobbered the Odd makers three ways was absolutely on the up and up. It even was certified by the courts. Perhaps strangest of All the Odd makers never argue with one another they arrive at a Price and that s that if there is any discussion at All it s be cause Bob Martin occasionally talks to himself. Fort Garry tourney nov. 20-21 fort Garry invitational basketball tournament is a name that has become noted for basketball excellence in Manitoba. Held every year at Vincent Massey this High school tourney has become the biggest and Best known tournament in the North Era United states Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Tournament officials have announced the Field for this year s tournament. It is Drayton North Dakota bombers Luther Lions of Regina Miles Mac Donnell buckeyes fort Rich m o n d centurions Westwood carriers Dakota lancers Glen Lawn Lions and Vincent Massey trojans. How the game s going to come out. If that s True you d better not be right too often because somebody s going to Start ask ing questions. But the Good Price is some thing else altogether. A Good Price is where you get the same number of people betting for one team As the number betting for the other team. No matter what the Point spread is you be got to put up 11 dollars to 10 dollars. The 17 Points favouring Baltimore m that game had to be a Beautiful spread because the action on both sides was just about equal the number of Colt bettors giving the Points As Jet bettors taking them. And they were All putting up 11-to 10, no matter which Way they bet. Come on anybody that phrase come on any originated at Madison Square Garden in new York some dozen years ago when it became fashionable to bet basketball games not in terms of who won but whether the total number of Points scored by both teams was Over or under a pre set figure. Thus come on any became the guttural cry from the Balcony As games wore on and indeed it represented a fresh departure from the fix Days of old. No bookmaker Ever profited from a fix and Martin has memories to prove it. Actually often he can t prove it. For years the word was out on a prominent pro football Quarter Back and bookmakers simply refused bets on that team s games but a horde of private detectives hired by the team s owner to Shadow the suspect never came up with a shred of evidence. Another time Martin accommodated a relative of a Young Boxer giving Odds that Ray Robinson would Knock him out. What Martin really wanted to do was to Scalp the Wager having Laid 12-to-5 on a Knock out he now went elsewhere seeking 13-to-5, so he could bet the fight both ways. He found no takers. The fight went the limit with Robinson winning on Points. In the next Day s new York journal american boxing writer Lewis Burton referred to Robinson As the greatest Carrier since typhoid Mary. The most incredible boxing fix in history which Martin also includes among his grim memo Ries took place nearly 20 years ago when welterweight Joey Giardello was awarded a split decision Over Billy Graham no known Kin to the it was an unpopular result but teams for the tournament Are i the bookmakers paid off. Selected on the basis of past performance and the strength of freshmen. The tournament committee has tried to select the eight Best teams. This year s tournament is set for november 20-21. All games will be played at Vincent Mas sey collegiate in fort Garry. Dakota lancers last year s provincial champs Are this year s pre tournament favor ites. This year for the open ing game at . Friday Dakota has drawn the Ever bustling Luther Lions from Regina which should be a too Many of them paid off too soon particularly for the fact that the fight had been Tele Vised so the result was in the barn. In the barn hell. Belatedly Forward came Robert Chris Teaberry then chairman of the new York athletic commission and changed the scorecard of one of the judges thus turning the decision Over to Graham. Now the same bookmakers who had already paid off on Giardello started paying off on Graham and thought them selves an accursed lot. They did t know the half of it the Fine contender As they have i bemused or. Giardello took it Many returnees. The second game at 6 . Will be Dray to the new York state supreme court and the court ruled he ton bombers and Westwood should indeed be considered the Warners. In the game it i Winner. So those Giardello bet will be Miles Macdonell with tors who had t collected imme the tallest team in the tournament against fort Rich Diatel after the fight came Forth and did their collecting mond the hustling team that i now. Upset Dakota last year in league the bookmakers paid off play. The final game matches three Martjn recollects two Long standing and respected it was horrible. They kept rivals Gle Lawn Lions and the handing out Money to people. It was worse than that other fight basketball game that trojans of Vincent Massey. Gle Lawn May be the Martin is a thick set 51-year-1 horse of this tournament. Old native of East new York dark the the other fight was one in which both fighters had been paid to take a dive. The Bas nost homers Cincinnati most Home netball game was the College and anyone who is from East new York which is a Section of. Brooklyn has by definition been setting a Price All his life. For runs hit in a major league Park encounter in which both teams the past seven years he the 219 in Cincinnati s unbeknownst to the other been doing it legally having i Crosley Field in 1957. Been paid to dump the contest dead healers in Windsor on up the three horses that Regis Terni first harness racing three Way dead beat oct. 14 will compete in a special race bar stay. Joe d e f r a u k. Racing at Windsor race Way. Am Vnod monday that Aram s Gem. Banjo pm awl Berra met Wal cow to a Eastern football race bookies9 Nightmare by the Canadian press Western Canada football fans j can sit Back and await the out come of this weekend s schedule jew mop. Their playoff setup Al ready determined. Bat in the East it s a Book maker s Nightmare trying to i if ahead of his newest rival Toronto s wieners Foft owed by the if fsr pc wish f Okawa refers a tile acc Fly to jew of Hwi 4 j

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