Farewell with a Flourish

Nov. 20, 1961
Nov. 20, 1961

Table of Contents
Nov. 20, 1961

Boyne Mountain
Right To Be First
Giant Trader
College Football
Horse Shows
Pro Basketball
Dr. Hammond
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

Farewell with a Flourish

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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