A few hours after flat racing's favorite, Kelso, had failed his fans at Laurel's International, harness racing's alltime champion, Adios Butler, made a memorable win of his farewell pace. Bidding adieu to competition in Roosevelt Raceway's $50,000 National Pacing Derby, the sport's fastest horse (No. 8) seemed for a moment to be threatened from the rear. Then Driver Eddie Cobb rattled the sulky shaft to remind the champion of his proud position, and the great pacer responded with a surge of speed. It carried him over the wire in time to match a track record and to set up a new total of $500,000 earned for his owners.
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Nov. 20, 1961
In such terms as these, his students at Johns Hopkins are hailing Dr. Albert Hammond for his wise and informed words on gambling, odds, poker, bridge, the beauty of horse racing and the place of luck in the universe. Eloquent and independent, he once stopped teaching for nine years to test his views by becoming a full-time gambler