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    Start, L.S. & Close SIXTY SEVEN RIDERS, SIXTY SEVEN RUNNERS AND SIXTY SEVEN HORSES STARTED IN THE LEVI RIDE AND TIE CONTEST HELD ON THE ROLLING HILLS OF THE HERITAGE RANCH NEAR PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA.
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    Aerial THE CONTEST SPONSORED BY THE LEVI STRAUSS COMPANY IS AN ENDURANCE TEST FOR BOTH HUMANS AND HORSES, WITH THE HORSES GETTING THE BREAKS IN CARE AND CONDITIONING.
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    Barnwire EACH CONTESTANT ALTERNATELY RIDES AND RUNS THE ENTIRE DISTANCE OF THIRTY MILES THROUGH ONE OF THE TOUGHEST TRAILS IN THE COUNTRY.
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    Tie THE THEME OF THE RACE GOES BACK TO THE OLD WEST WHEN TWO PEOPLE WITH A SINGLE HORSE DIVIDED UP THE RIDING SO AS TO KEEP THE HORSE IN RUNNING CONDITION. IN LEVI'S MODERN VERSION OF THE COMPETITION THE COURSE IS LIMITED TO THIRTY MILES BUT THE GROUND RULES ARE THE SAME AS THEY WERE IN INDIAN DAYS.
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    Splashing THE FIRST RIDER TIES UP THE HORSE TO A CONVENIENT TREE AND AFTER SOME PRE RUNNING PREPARATION TAKES OFF ALONG THE TRAIL, THE OTHER CONTESTANT, NOW THE RIDER, TAKES OFF FOR THE NEXT TIE OR HORSE CHANGE.
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    Racing MEANWHILE ANOTHER HORSE GETS SPLASHED IN THE LAKE. AS MUCH WATER AS POSSIBLE IS DEMANDED FOR A GOOD EVAPORATION COOLER. AT THE VET STOPS THE HORSES ARE GIVEN RESPIRATION AND PULSE TESTS, ANY HORSE OUTSIDE OF THE NORM IS EITHER DISQUALIFIED OR HELD UNDER OBSERVATION UNTIL IT IS CERTAIN THAT THE HORSE IS READY TO RUN.
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    Winners THE FINISH LINE IS THE PAY OFF WHERE BOTH HORSE AND THE TWO PARTNERS MUST BE ACROSS BEFORE THEIR TIME IS OFFICIAL.



    THE WINNERS, KEN WILLIAMS, BANKER OF SAN JOSE, AND DON ROTH AN ECONOMICS TEACHER, ALSO OF SAN JOSE, COLLECTED $3,675, THEIR RECORD TIME BEING 3 HOURS, 24 MINUTES. IN ALL THE CONTESTANTS COLLECTED OVER $8000 IN CASH AND PRIZES.



    AT THE END OF THE TRAIL EVERYONE'S PRIZE WAS RELAXATION IN THE COOL, COOL WATER.




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    Film ID:
    VLVAK6V0R10GOGAZASYZX2YZTH16
    Media URN:
    VLVAK6V0R10GOGAZASYZX2YZTH16
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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