One of the finest exhibitions of reporting I have ever read (Shep Tangles with the Boys, June 5). Everyone in Pennsylvania harness racing should realize the position in which they have been placed and do everything in their power to expel all politics from racing and place the integrity of racing on a plane above reproach.
Mr. Sheppard has proven that he has the knowledge, honesty, integrity and devotion to do an outstanding job in administering the sport. Should harness racing and Mr. Sheppard lose this battle, it will be a sorrowful fiasco in Pennsylvania.
Western Harness Racing Assn.
This expos� should awaken the American public.
H. J. BULGERIN, M.D.
In all the publications devoted exclusively to harness racing there never was a more enlightening nor comprehensive article published (How to Enjoy a Trotting Race, May 29). You should be proud.
JAMES B. JOHNSON JR.
Thanks very much for your story on the United Football League (SCORECARD, June 12).
This is another example of the sports-mindedness of the citizens of Ohio. As you know, we are preparing for an all-Ohio world series between Cincinnati and Cleveland.
We appreciate the reminder that football is just around the corner.
MICHAEL V. DISALLE,
Even though you wounded the toddling United Football League slightly with a TV jab, your brief mention of new minor grid circuit was highly appreciated. Tune in next year, check damage made by TV.
To add to your editorial on presidential track fans (SCORECARD, June 12), Jennie Holliman in American Sports (1785-1835) says Madison once owned part of a race horse. Jefferson couldn't get his riding horse to pass a race track. John Quincy Adams and Martin Van Buren once attended a race track together. Grant was a racing fan.
?And Andrew Jackson, whom we mentioned, was not only a trainer but an enthusiastic gentleman-jockey who rode his own horses back in Tennessee.—ED.