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Transcript of Hardball
Howard believes Seabiscuit should be able to start out of the gate and away from crowd like War Admiral, aviod collisions. Augua Caliente Handicap With Woolf suspended Howard hired Spec Richardson
Noone wated to race SeaBiscuit so Normile had to sweaten the pot and break in wieghts.
On March 27,1938- The track was filled beyond capacity.
The win was so easy for Seabiscuit as he ran past the cameras he was pose and the jockey had to stir him back on course. March 26,1938 Howard got a call from Swope
achieved meeting with Seabiscuit and War Admiral in Suburban Handicap on Memorial day with $50,000 purse.
"Howard sensed it was time to play hardball"
He told Swope no and made a string of demands. Damands
At Belmont, $100,000 purse
These damands were carefully planned out by Howard.
He knew he was appeasing to Riddle and at the same time gambling with his own horse.
The Belmont was a 32,000 mile/5 day train ride and had only one turn which were Seabiscuit's strengths. April 12th- In favor of an unofficial match race, voted in.
CV Whitney's opinion ment everything, people followed.
Changes: The date would have to be on memorial day, and Howard demanded Red Pollard. Red Pollard returned and Howard made an apointment with his physicians to look at his ribs.
Pollard was finally cleared. Bay Meadows Handicap- Last time Woolf was to ride Seabiscuit. The victory was bittersweet.
Dixie Handicap- cancelled because Smith wanted to head directly to Belmonte. He felt uneasy about Seabiscuit. War Admiral Seabiscuit