September 30, 1997 in Sports

Playfair Ready To Send Signal To Illinois Sites


Playfair Race Course will begin simulcasting to outlets in Illinois on Sunday, the thoroughbred track’s director of simulcasting announced.

The Spokane track will send its signal to 29 sites in Illinois through Balmoral (Ill.) Park, simulcast director Dianne Henry said Monday.

“I’ve been working with the Balmoral people for more than two months,” she said. “We’re elated with the opportunity.”

Track publicist Tom Harris said wagering in Illinois on Playfair’s 10-race program could reach $100,000 a night.

Last Sunday’s action was highlighted by the $18,800 All-West Stakes, won by Big Bucket and jockey Marty Wentz.

The 3-year-old stalked the early pace, then ran away from runner-up Bubbysbrotherbenny to win by eight lengths. The odds-on favorite trained by Alan Heath paid $3.80 to win. Strike to Ignite ran third.

Big Bucket’s next challenge could be the $15,000 All-West Derby on Oct. 19.


Gary Lindeblad of Indian Canyon and Bob Scott of MeadowWood, who finished 1-2 in Inland Empire PGA scoring this summer, will captain the teams for the IEPGA Professional Cup Matches next Monday and Tuesday at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course.

Competitors were determined by their scoring averages from the Athletic Round Table Pro-Am Series and selected by the captains. Teams will play three rounds - Chapman, best ball and individal match play.

Lindeblad’s team consists of: Dave Christensen, IC; Scott Petterborg, Hangman Valley; Tim Morton, Avondale; Clint Wallman, Birdies Golf Center; Mike Elmore, Coeur d’Alene Golf Club; Steve Nelke, Hangman; Ron Barker, Ritzville; Les Blakley, Spokane Country Club; Jerry Zink, The Fairways; Alan Jenkins, Esmeralda; and Steve Caruso, CdA Resort.

Scott’s team: Mark Gardner, The Creek at Qualchan; Mark Rohde, Liberty Lake; Steve Prugh, Manito Golf & Country Club; Andy Hite, Colville Elks; Chris Curran, MeadowWood; Craig Schuh, Deer Park; Randy Buckenberger, Twin Lakes Village; Tom Colon, IC; Dave Zimmerman, SCC; Bill Ross, Wandermere; and Kit DeAndre, Liberty Lake.


The Washington State Youth Soccer Association District 6 Olympic Development Program tryouts for boys ages 12-17 will be held at Moses Lake High School Saturday and Sunday and Oct. 18.

Boys 12-13 will try out from 10 a.m.-noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m. all three days; ages 14-15 from 1:30-3:30; and ages 16-17 10-noon. Ages are based on Jan. 1.

Registration is at 9 a.m. for the morning sessions and 1 p.m. for the afternoon. Registration fee is $10.

Info: Dave Harwood, (509) 525-1202.

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