Racing trainer Luro dies of cancer at 90
Horatio Luro, horse racing's El Gran Senor, died in his sleep yesterday morning at his home in Bal Harbour, Fla., after a bout with pancreatic cancer. The Hall of Fame trainer was 90.
The Argentine came to the United States in 1936 and quickly became one of the great trainers of his era. He is best known for his work with Northern Dancer, who won the 1964 Kentucky Derby and Preakness before becoming the pre-eminent sire of his times. He won his first of two Kentucky Derbys in 1962 with Decidedly. Among Luro's other many equine stars was Princequillo, the winner of the 1943 Jockey Club Gold Cup.
Luro, who was elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame in 1980, did not retire until 1984, when he was finally slowed by age at 83.
High school football
Jerry Franks of Northern (Calvert County) will head the Maryland Big 33 coaching staff for next summer's senior all-star football game against a similar squad from Pennsylvania. Assisting Franks will be Terry Changuris (Seneca Valley), Churk Markiewicz (North County), Terry Ward (Overlea) and Pat McGrority (Eleanor Roosevelt).
Newly acquired Baltimore Orioles pitcher Storm Davis and first baseman Glenn Davis will be Jeff Rimer's guests on "Sports Line" tonight at 6 on WBAL (1090 AM). Sun deputy managing editor Martin Kaiser and sports editor Jack Gibbons, originally scheduled to be on "Sports Line" tonight, instead will be on tomorrow at 6 p.m.
The Baltimore Thunder blew a three-goal lead in the last 2 1/2 minutes of regulation and lost a 21-20 overtime decision to the Detroit Turbos Saturday night at the Rosemont (Ill.) Horizon in a Major Indoor Lacrosse League exhibition.
The Thunder, behind the scoring of rookie Tony Millon (Towson State) who scored six goals, led 20-17 but Detroit, the defending MILL champion, battled back to tie the score with four seconds remaining on a goal by Peter Park to sent the game into overtime.
E9 Park scored the game-winner one minute into overtime.