April 27, 1959
April 27, 1959

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April 27, 1959

Coming Events
Derby Preview
  • Cash pours into 300 windows, at $25,000 per minute, between harness races at Yonkers Raceway where, last week, a world-record one-night handle off $2,531,060 was set. Within seconds after each race, a small army off men and machines has computed prices on the winning horses, and cashiers at 200 other windows begin honoring winning tickets. Here are the steps between morning line and payoff

Harness Racing
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back


BOATING—CRYSTALINER, 27-foot cruiser owned by Gordon Hoover, Miami, Miami-Nassau powerboat race, 185 miles in 8:04 to clip better than hour from record.

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BOXING—DUILIO LOI, Italy, 15-round decision over Emilio Marconi, Italy, for European welterweight championship, Milan, Italy.

CREW—NAVY 150-POUND VARSITY, stroked by Battalion Commander John Turner, over Pennsylvania by length and 6 feet for fourth straight win of Callow Cup, at Philadelphia.

California over UCLA and Southern California by nine lengths, at Venice, Calif.

U. of Washington over Oregon State College by 3 lengths, at Seattle.

Navy over Princeton by one length, at Princeton.

GOLF—LOUISE SUGGS, Sea Island, Ga., $10,000 Dallas Women's Open with 287 for 72 holes.

Charlie Boswell, Birmingham, fifth straight National Blind Golfers' Tournament, with 194 for 36 holes, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Gordon Baker, Florence, S.C., Southern Interscholastic tournament, with 214 for 54, holes, Chattanooga, Tenn.

HORSE RACING—MYSTIC II: $28,850 Westchester H., 1 1/16 m., by neck over Whitly, in 1:43 3/5, Jamaica. Mike Sorrentino up.

BETTER BEE: $25,000 Southern H., 1‚⅛ m., by½ length over Belleau Chief, in 1:48 2/5, Gulfstream. John Choquette up.

INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—JEAN BEHRA, France, driving Ferrari, won 200-mile Aintree international Formula I race, with 88.7-mph average. Second by 10 seconds was England's Tony Brooks in Ferrari.

Tony Bettenhausen, Tinley Park, Ill., USAC 100-mile Race of Champions after 87 laps, Trenton, N.J. Dick Linder, Pittsburgh, was killed when his car spun off track on 58th lap. Rain halted race.

TENNIS—ROGER BECKER, dropped last week from British Davis Cup team and replaced by Bob Wilson, later in week defeated Wilson 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 to win singles final of a club tournament in Chingford, England.

TRACK & FIELD—BILL WOODHOUSE, Abilene (Texas) Christian College senior, ran wind-assisted 100-yard dash in 9.1 and 220-yard dash in 19.9 to break listed world records at Abilene. Woodhouse is third man in history to run 100 in 9.1.

Eino Oksanen, Finnish policeman, 26-mile 385-yard Boston AA marathon in 2:22:42. Runner-up: 1957 winner Johnny Kelley.

Matti Raty, Finnish distance runner at Brigham Young University, won 2-mile event at BYU Invitational meet in Provo, Utah, outstepping Gary Griffith of BYU and Max Truex of Southern California.

Ray Norton, San Jose (Calif.) State, lied world record of 10.1 for 100-meter dash in meet at San Jose.

Glenn Winningham, Grants Pass, Ore. high school senior, broke national high school javelin record by 2 l/2 feet with loss of 225 feet 6½ inches at Hayward Relays, Eugene.

Karl Johnstone, North Phoenix, Ariz, high school senior, broke national high school discus record by foot with spin of 185 feel 2 15/16 inches in Quadrangular meet in Mesa, Ariz.

WATER POLO—ILLINOIS ATHLETIC CLUB "A" team over New York AC 11-7, national AAU title, Chicago.

WEIGHT LIFTING—KEN SMYTHE, Pitt, heavyweight division championship with 880-pound total to give Pitt tie with Ohio State for national NCAA Championship team honors, at Pittsburgh.

WRESTLING—TERRY MCCANN, of Tulsa YMCA, won 125.5-pound class, was named outstanding man of AAU national tournament for third year, at Stillwater, Okla.

MILEPOST—DIED: JACK SEMPLE, 65, retired golf professional from Scotland credited with starting the practice of numbering the clubheads of irons; in Mountainside, N.J.