May 06, 1963
May 06, 1963

Table of Contents
May 6, 1963

Kentucky Derby
Ruffled Race
Yang Of China
Sporting Look
Baseball's Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


18 Two Take Dead Aim at Candy
California's Candy Spots is the Kentucky Derby favorite, but two eastern colts are tough competition

This is an article from the May 6, 1963 issue

22 Across a Ruffled Pond
A new record was set in the Miami-to-Nassau powerboat race for time elapsed and for tempers lost

26 China's Champion of the World
C. K. Yang breaks the decathlon record to become the greatest athlete anywhere

28 Our Lithe Envoys to Brazil
U.S. gymnasts, photographed here in color, have been both winsome and winning

34 The Intolerable Squeeze
An authoritative analysis concludes that horse racing's $2 bettor is being taxed beyond reason

48 1963 Design Award Winners
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED honors pacemakers in sports fashion—two of them repeaters, one a newcomer

68 Backward Takeoff, Anyone?
Bill Mauldin describes the touchy business of learning to fly a whirlybird

The departments

10 Scorecard
48 Sporting Look
53 Basketball
58 Golf
61 Baseball
64 Bridge
82 Baseball's Week
85 For the Record
86 19th Hole

Cover photograph by Neil Leifer

Acknowledgments on page 85


Next week

Champagne and cigars are two things Charlie Mills dearly loves. Another is the trotting horse; he has trained and then driven more of them to victory than anybody else.

A boating weekend may be a dream or a nightmare—it all depends on how you behave. Seagoing Hostess Helen Bergh and Artist Roy McKie chart a few shoals and safe channels.

Camp trailers are ideal for vacationers who want to get away from it all, but how to handle them? In the first of two parts, instructions on the secrets of maneuvering a trailer.