18 Two Take Dead Aim at Candy
California's Candy Spots is the Kentucky Derby favorite, but two eastern colts are tough competition
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
May 5, 1963
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
48 Sporting Look
82 Baseball's Week
85 For the Record
86 19th Hole
Cover photograph by Neil Leifer
Acknowledgments on page 85
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.