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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (July 29, 1975)
A cross the finish line
The horses are in the staging gate- and they're
The last words of the announcer are lost in
the cheer of the crowd at the Nebraska State
Fairgrounds in Lincoln. This summer the horses
have been racing there from July 15 to August
16. As reported by the Lincoln Star, the opening
day of the races brought crowds of 6,220 people.
This year's increase in attendence, up 9 over
1974 figures, is one of the highest in U.S. track
racing this year.
Each day, eight to ten horses race in a total of
up to nine races. Included in those races each day
are an Exacta and a Daily Double. To collect in
the daily double, the ticket holder must have a
ticket combining the winners of the first and
second race. The Exacta, also called the perfecta,
is a bet on the first and second place winners of a
single race. VL'
Many people choose various ways to bet at
the races. One couple said that they come to the
races once a year. When they do bet, they bet on
every horse in a race. They explained that this
way they do not lose a great deal of money, and
if a long shot wins, so do they. On this day, they
had lost $1.50 each and were planning to quit
with the loss.
Most of the bettors this reporter spoke with
were not winning. Many were just hoping to
break even on the season. One man said, "At this
point, I'm so far behind I could never catch up".
PHOTOS AND STORY BY ELY MARSH
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' Top: Winning jockey Terry Barnes gives e smile
of relief after a successful ride on "Dugan's
Center: Down the stretch, the horses run so fast
their numbers are barely visible.
Lower left: All eyes look over the fence and
down track to the starting gate.
Lower right: As each race begins, the horses arc
led from the stable the anxiety is seen onhe
Njockey face, of the race ahead.
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tuesday, July 29, 1975
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