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THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT

March 26, 1956
March 26, 1956

Table of Contents
March 26, 1956

Events & Discoveries
Spectacle
Sebring Comes Of Age
The Wonderful World Of Sport
A Mighty Peculiar Fight
  • Welter Champion Carmen Basilio outfought and outpunched Johnny Saxton but he had no chance in Chicago Stadium, where favorites are fated to lose—as the smart money knows by now

Keystone Crisis
Column Of The Week
Sport In Art
Yesterday
  • Fifty years ago, when 30 mph was fast for average cars, Fred Marriott raced a Stanley Steamer at a speed of two miles a minute. Then three—and crashed

Acknowledgments
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT

EDDIE ARCARO IN A BOX

This is an article from the March 26, 1956 issue Original Layout

In the middle and definitely a backbencher rides Eddie Arcaro on Nashua at Gulfstream Park. Logic and the odds called for Nashua to win the $100,000 Gulfstream Handicap and top Citation's record earnings, but it was not the bay colt's day. Heading into the stretch, he and Eddie, ready or not, had no place to go. Brookmeade Stable's Sailor finished first, Nashua fifth. (For Whitney Tower's full account of the race see p. 48)

Front view also shows Arcaro and Nashua (second from right) are trapped as the horses head into the homestretch.

WORLD SERIES OF CURLING

For five days in Moncton, New Brunswick it was squat and sweep, as 11 teams battled for the McDonald's Brier Tankard, emblem of the Canadian curling championship. Winning "rink": Manitoba, which defeated Ontario in a playoff game. The high point came in an unprecedented "extra end," equivalent of baseball's extra innings. With the score 7-7, Billy Walsh, Manitoba captain, broke up the game by sliding his last 30-pound stone 140 feet and placing it squarely on the "button," center spot of one of the 12-foot circles above

SAM: TOP DOG BY A NOSE

And out of the 1956 National Championship field trials at Grand Junction, Tenn., comes Palamonium, a courageous liver-and-white pointer better known as Sam, to take top honors before a mounted gallery 100 strong

Top bird dog, Palamonium was credited with seven bevies of quail and one backing of a bracemate during running of trial.

Trial Judge Dr. T. Benton King confers with his field marshal Herman Jenkins.

Dog owner Mrs. G. B. Oliver, in field dress and ahorse, follows Billie, her entry.

Dog handler E. B. Epperson waits turn with trial hopeful Billie of Arkansas.

PHOTOMICHAEL J. FREEMANNASHUA AND ARCARO (SECOND FROM LEFT) FIND THEMSELVES NEATLY CONTAINED AS GULFSTREAM HANDICAP FIELD ENTERS HOMESTRETCH IN TANGLE OF FLYING HOOFS, STRAINING JOCKEYS AND TRAILING DUSTPHOTOTOM BOURGEOISALL FIVE LANES PROVIDE ACTION FOR 4,000 SPECTATORS IN MONCTON'S ICE HOCKEY AUDITORIUM, AS ENERGETIC CURLERS FROM EVERY PROVINCE IN CANADA COMPETE IN THE CHAMPIONSHIPPHOTOBERN KEATINGLED BY THE FIELD TRIAL JUDGES AND FIELD MARSHALS, THE MOUNTED GALLERY MOVES OFF ACROSS STUBBLE FIELDS OF THE AMES PLANTATION FOR THE FIRST HEAT IN THE NATIONAL BIRD DOG CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD TRIALS—A QUAIL-HUNTING CLASSIC WHICH HAS BEEN RUN SINCE 1896PHOTOBOB EASTFOUR PHOTOSBERN KEATING