Arlington-Washington spearheaded the handful of tracks that founded the Thoroughbred Racing Association back in 1942. We at Arlington Park and Washington Park have been trying ever since to make them progressive, aggressive, productive, businesslike representatives of every Thoroughbred race track in America, subsidizing a police arm that would wipe out every undesirable element in the sport.
We are as proud of Thoroughbred racing and as vigilant against insidious influences today as we were one hour before we resigned from the TRA-TRPB.
Arlington Heights, Ill.
According to your account of the National Championship Retriever Trials at Weldon Springs, there were four finalists (How to Bring 'em Back Best, Dec. 5). In naming only the other three, you do an injustice to Medlin's Texas Right, a magnificent young black Labrador owned and handled by C. Alan Fischer of Hillsborough, Calif.
JAY A. NOREM
In your active campaigns for racket-free boxing, open tennis, Tennessee walking horses, and most recently dope-free athletics (Our Drug-happy Athletes, Nov. 21), you have neglected one vital issue—that of improved physical fitness. Americans are so engulfed in intellectual worries that they are forgetting about their own flabby, listless selves.
WALTER PARRY JR.
?For high-level notice of the flabby American, see page 14.—ED.
A loud hoorah for Barbara McAllister and her "sweet dear little buck" (SCORECARD, Dec. 12).
Sure, sure, I know: a) It's better to be shot than to die of starvation; b) the "odds" are all in favor of the buck getting away; c) if somebody sends me a venison steak I'll eat it and enjoy it.
But I still can't see any damn fun in shooting the beautiful creatures.
H. B. GILBERT