THE BABY STARTED AT 9.066 TO 1 12
Ten pages of moving and exciting photographs capture the first halting steps, and later the winning strides, of a 1954 foal who raced from obscurity to contention for this year's Kentucky Derby

CLEVELAND CLINCHER 26
An appraisal of the third Saxton-Basilio title bout by MARTIN KANE, with COLOR photographs; plus a frolicsome fight-for-fashion in Atlantic City

MR. TABORI BEATS THE BRAIN 32
Lost in the board-track shuffle for four weeks, Laszlo Tabori finally comes home first.
By COLES PHINIZY

GLORY ROAD FOR GUN DOGS 40
At Alabama's Sedgefields Plantation, VIRGINIA KRAFT and DAN WEINER show dogs at their best. Three pages IN COLOR

CONVERSATION PIECE: THE THREE WORLDS OF BIRDIE TEBBETTS 61
Baseball's colorful Manager of the Year shows ROBERT CREAMER how he lives in the snowy off season

THE DEPARTMENTS

•COMING EVENTS 6
•HOTBOX 8
•EVENTS & DISCOVERIES 22
•SCOREBOARD 35
•TIP FROM THE TOP 46
•SNOW PATROL 57
•FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR 58
•THE 19TH HOLE 67
•PAT ON THE BACK 68

•Basketball: JEREMIAH TAX assesses Marty Marion's prospects with an NBA franchise 37

•Dogs: ALICE HIGGINS watches the Westminster Dog Show and its best-in-show winner 44

•Horse Racing: WHITNEY TOWER visits Swaps during a crucial turning point in his career 47

•Wrestling: The schoolboy variety is booming—on the Philadelphia Main Line and elsewhere 48

•Motor Sports: Daytona's NASCAR speed trials are Detroit's triumph, finds KENNETH RUDEEN 50

•The Footloose Sportsman: HORACE SUTTON visits the Austrian Arlberg, skiing's classic grounds 54

Acknowledgments on page 38

COVER: JOHNNY SAXTON AND CARMEN BASILIO

Photograph by Garry Winogrand

Each of these young men has won the world's welterweight championship from the other, and this week in Cleveland they are at it again for the third and rubber match, with Basilio (in robe) favored to retain the title. For a PREVIEW of the SPECTACLE, see page 26.

TWO PHOTOS ILLUSTRATION

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE:

MICKEY MANTLE IN WORDS AND DRAWINGS
In the most perceptive story yet written about the biggest star in baseball, Gerald Holland tells what Mickey Mantle is really like. Plus five pages of sketches catching the power of Mickey in action and four pages of spring training in color

PLUS
A PREVIEW OF HIALEAH'S BIG RACE, STEPPINGSTONE TO THE DERBY

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)