Old Shoe Just as Good as New

Feb. 24, 1969
Feb. 24, 1969

Table of Contents
Feb. 24, 1969

The Furious Four
Down The Heathen
He Gets To Shoot
  • An up-from-the-streets millionaire, Wes Pavalon once had to fight—and even steal—to survive. Part of the energy that made him the world's richest schoolteacher is now being devoted to an NBA team, a plan to get Alcindor and big sport for Milwaukee

Basketball's Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

Old Shoe Just as Good as New

Willie Shoemaker had won $40 million, including 79 $100,000 stakes, when he was thrown from his horse on Jan. 23, 1968. The fall broke his right leg, and it took 13 months of healing and therapy before he came back last week at Santa Anita. "I was a little wobbly until I got into the gate, "he says, "and then I relaxed. My leg doesn't hurt. I'll be back to normal in a week." He looked normal on Tuesday. He had three mounts, none of them the favorite, and won with all three.

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In Willie's first start he kept Princess Endeavour close to the pace, won in the stretch, it was the filly's very first victory.

For No. 2 he brought Racing Room (above) from last to first, then went wire to wire with Jay's Double in the day's final race.