Star No. 3,376, champion among 3,502 Star Class sister ships, worked neatly to windward during World Star Class racing championships at Cascais, Portugal. Owner-skipper Carlos de Cardenas of Cuba and his crewman son were perennial and unsuccessful challengers for the title until their Kurush V swept this year's regatta.
Korean racing, wiped out by war, made comeback on a makeshift track outside Seoul. The few Korean horsemen who managed to save horses through the war are making a strong effort to revive breeding and racing in the country. Crude sand track bears little resemblance to finished sandy loam race tracks in the U.S.
Worried wives of Dodger Manager Walt Alston and Giants Manager Leo Durocher reflected anxious moments in National League pennant race. Lela Alston (top) shouted lustily over what she took to be a bad decision, while Laraine Day Durocher looked shocked as the Giants lost a game.
Barbara Romack (left), a pert 21-year-old insurance saleswoman from Sacramento, Calif., became the new women's national amateur golf champion when she defeated Mickey Wright (right), a 19-year-old Stanford coed at Sewickley, Pa. Barbara led all the way, eventually won 4 and 2.
September 27, 1954
Meditative winner Horace Stoneham was pictured at precise moment the National League pennant race became a virtual cinch for his New York Giants. Stoneham, watching Giants-Braves double-header from his office above Polo Grounds center-field bleachers, had just seen his team win, while TV set in background showed the second-place Brooklyn Dodgers trotting unhappily from Ebbets Field after losing to Cincinnati and all but destroying their chances to beat the Giants to the pennant.
Horse vs. Dog race at San Fernando Valley Fairgrounds left Cyclone Malone, a greyhound, two (horse) lengths behind Dr. Teal V, a quarter horse. Dr. Teal went off slow but caught the tiring Cyclone 70 yards from the 250-yard finish. Said relieved jockey, Oren Johnson: "I'd look pretty silly finishing second to a dog."