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Page Twelve


Saturday; May 19, 1973

Secretariat looks unbeatable'
Sham only Preakness rival

BALTIMORE (UPI)--Secretariat, record-break-
ing winner of the Kentucky Derby, tested the
Pimlico Racetrack yesterday with a long gallop
and a slow breeze in preparation for today's
$182,400 Preakness Stakes, and the only chance
the colt ever will get to move a little closer to a
sweep of the triple crown classics.
With Canada's Ron Turcotte in the saddle, the
long-striding muscular son of Bold Ruler moved
effortlessly around the mile track twice in a brisk
gallop and then picked up momentum in the
stretch to breeze a quarter of a mile in 24 1-5 and
three furlongs in 39 2-5.
The husky chestnut-coated colt was the center
of attention as he toured the course. Rival trainers
watched in admiration.
"He's beautiful, just beautiful," said trainer Gro-
ver "Buddy" Delp who nevertheless will challenge
Secretariat in the 98th running of the Preakness
with Ecole Etage, a speedy colt who probably will
go to the front at the start of the 1 3-16-mile race.
"That's just what I wanted," said trainer Lucien
Laurin who believes Secretariat should have an
easier'time in the Preakness than he-did two weeks

ago in winning the Derby.
"There are only six in it this time and he
should be able to save a little ground. He won't
have to go around as many horses if he hasIto,
as he did in the Kentucky Derby," said trainer
Lucien Laurin.
"It's- unbelievable how goonl he is doing here.
He's so sharp it scares you. I don't see how they
can beat him but I won't relax until he gets
across the finish line."
Sham, who forced Secretariat to run 1 1-4 miles
in the record time of 1:59 2-5 to beat him in the
Kentucky Derby, was a strong second choice. Once
again Laffit Pincay rides Sham.
This fierce competitor also was in perfect con-
dition for the race, trainer Frank "Pancho"
M~artin said.
"If Sham can not beat Secretariat this time it's
because he cannot handle him. He will have no
excuse because this horse is in perfect condition."
Sham did have an excuse in the Kentucky Derby.
He banged his head coming out of the starting
gate and loosened two front teeth which later had
to be removed.

THE SUPER HORSE SECRETARIAT streams home in the Ken-
tucky Derby. The 3 year old is a 2-5 shot to win today's run for the
Black-eyed Susans.





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Big Ten roundu p:
Favorites fare wellReports
Tennis: Netters in control
MADISON-Michigan overpowered the field yesterday and virtually
clinched its sixth consecutive Big Ten tennis championship with vic-
tories in all six singles and three doubles events. The Wolverines
totaled 108 points going into today's semifinals to 75 for runner-up
Golf: Putters chipped
WEST LAFAYETTE-Minnesota's John Harris matchd par for 36
holes yesterday to take a two-stroke lead at the halfway point of the
54th Big Ten golf championship.
Surprising Illinois shot into a two-stroke lead for the team title
over heavily favored Indiana on the 6,856-yard, par -71 Purdue Uni-
versity North Campus.
The Hoosiers -led after the morning round with a 369 team total
from their five best players, hut finished the day at 742. Illinois
matched 370s in each round.
Other team scores were Ohio State 749, Purdue 755, MICHIGAN
and defending champion Minnesota 759, Iowa 766, Michigan State 760,
Wisconsin 777 and Northwestern 824.
Track: 'M' thinclads close
MINNEAPOLIS-Indiana's heavily favored-Hoosiers captured the
early lead yesterday with 22 points after three finals and also paced
the qualifying in the opening session of the 73rd Big Ten outdoor
rack and field meet.
Indiana led the. qualifying in seven trials, advancing 11 men into
today's finals program at Minnesota's new Bierman Field complex
Though only qualifying seven, the Wolverines stand in good stead to
:apture the events in which they qualify. In the 220 high hurdles, God-
rey Murray's private preserve, and in the 880 with Eric Chapman,
the Wolverines look unstoppable. Add Kim Rowe in the 440 and you
have a mighty interesting finale today.
Meeting: Aid
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - The Big Ten approved yesterday a
five-point program to help black student-athletes achieve their college
The conference, concluding a four-day spring meeting, also an-
nounced creation of a position of assistant to Commissioner Wayne
Duke for "total coordination" of the new program recommended by a
black special advisory commission.
Duke disclosed that the Big Ten is proceeding with plans for a 26
game basketball schedule in 1974-75, including an 18-game conference
double round robin schedule. The conference now plays 24 games with
14 league games.

Michigan's 1-0 and 3-0 victories
over the Wisconsin Badgers yes-
terday proved the old baseball
adage that good pitching beats
good bitting.
The Badgers, owning some of
the hottest sticks in the Big Ten,
could garner but nine hits against
the strong pitching of Craig For-
han in the first game and Chuck
Rogers in the nightcap.
The Wolverines, on the other
hand counted on a suddenly re-
surgent plate attack in amassing
10 hits in the first contest and
banging out the same number in
the second.
The Wolverines' lone run of the
first dip was scored in the bot-
tom of the seventh. Although the
Wolverines were in a threaten-
ing position in every inning, Wis- ;
consin hurler Andy Otting proved
equal to the task.
Pat Sullivan got the Wolverines
going with two out when he drag-
ged a slow roller down the third
base line while bailing out on
Otting's offering.
Left fielder Tom Kettinger then
smacked an Otting fastball and

sent it straight for the left-center source, the bottom of the batting
slot. Badger center fielder Tom order. Dan D a m i a n i singled,
Shipley got a good jump on the moved to third on Brian Balaze's
shot and appeared to have made base knock and came home on
a sensational back-hand stab of Mark Crane's blow.
Kettinger's liner. But when he The third saw the middle of
tried to gesture to the umpire the order reach Mike Rodell for
that he had been able to hang another run.
onto the ball while prone, the ball
shimmied away. Neither Shipley Rogers had no trouble, except
nor the Badger left fielder were for an occasional wild streak, in
able to . peg out the scurrying mowing down the tough hitting
Sullivan. B a d g e r s. Rogers' smoke was
Pattie gt the Wolverines start- barely visible, but his curve was
not exactly breaking the way it
Sports fans can find Sports of does in all the picture books.
the Daily on page eleven and up The sweep assured the Wolver-
to the minute standings on page ines of a second place finish in
ten. Try them, you'll like them.. the Big Ten.But first place seem-
_________________________ed a little more distant as the
ed in the bottom of the first in Gophers of Minnesota swamped
the nightcap with a home run to the Purdue Boilermakers by 7-0
right that just did clear the and 15.4 counts.
fence. Although the Wolverines are
Sullivan had no doubts and was one game out, the Gophers must
calmly circling the bases while drop a pair to Illinois today in
many in the stands seemed to order that the Wolverines can
wonder if the ball was going out continue on to post-season com-
of the park. petition. Michigan, of course,
The Wolverines got some help must take two from Northwest-
in the second from an unexpected ern today. Game time is 2 p.m.

Rogers bears down

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