Dorothy B. Haughton, wife of famed Harness Driver Billy Haughton, won a race of her own with Thoroughbred Fast Date at Aqueduct. Nine hours later her husband brought more honors to the family by becoming the first U.S. sulky driver to win 2,000 races.
Delman McNabb, a senior at Lake Charles (La.) High School, hurled the javelin 231 feet 1½ inches to break the national scholastic mark by 5 feet 7 inches in a state meet. Delman, a star footballer as well, will enter McNeese State College on a track scholarship next fall.
Doris Riley, who earns a living exercising horses, was one of nine lady jockeys to enter the 12th Powder Puff Preakness at Pimlico. She engineered Freight Train over the five furlongs in a creditable 1:00[1/5] to become the winning jockeyette for the fourth time.
Malcolm LeBlanc, 25, furiously paddled his dugout canoe over a rugged four-mile course on Bayou Barataria—former Louisiana hideaway of Pirate Jean Lafitte—and slid past 15 contenders to stash away his fifth consecutive world pirogue championship.
June 2, 1963
Mrs. Lorene Ellis, a Nabesna housewife and mother of four, was awarded the first Klineburger Trophy as the 49th state's "big-game hunter of the year." She achieved the honor by bagging a near-world-record moose five miles from her Alaska home.
Bill Brown, 18, a senior at Creighton Prep in Omaha, won the state high school tennis title an unprecedented fourth time. Making good use of a powerful serve, he has blasted his way to victory in 15 matches this spring without dropping a set.