BOATING—ALBERT FAY of Houston sailed Flame across the finish line one minute ahead of Norway's Fred Olsen in the final race to capture the Gold Cup for 5.5s in Sandhamn, Sweden. It was the second Gold Cup victory for the Fay family (his brother Ernest took the series in 1962).
This is an article from the Aug. 3, 1964 issue
Gypsy, a 53-foot sloop owned and skippered by Charles Kotovic of Milwaukee, sailed off with all possible prizes in the 235-mile Port Huron-to-Mackinac race. The Wisconsin craft was the first of 143 yachts to finish the race (its time was 40:13:37), was the over-all winner on corrected time (36:43:26) and also won the Class A championship.
On Tor Bay, off Torquay, England, Austrian helmsman HUBERT RAUDASCHOL, 21, outsailed 60 single-handers from 16 countries to win the unofficial Finn Monotype-class world championship.
On hand for the 66th annual Larchmont, N.Y. Race Week were more than 500 boats competing in 26 classes. The Anne Kathleen Cullen Memorial Trophy for the outstanding performance in the eight-day regatta went to Real Estate Investment Broker ALFRED B. WINSLOW, a 210 class skipper from Rye, N.Y., who outsailed 20 rivals in his sloop Hassle to win with finishes of 6-1-4-2-2-2 for the series. And for the second consecutive year, Blue Jay Skipper RICK FARMER, 15, of Great Neck, N.Y., who maneuvered Dynamite to three firsts and a second to top a fleet of 21, was awarded the Commodore's Trophy as the outstanding junior sailor in the regatta.
BOXING—Second-ranking Welterweight JOSE STABLE, a Cuban living in New York, earned a possible title fight with Welterweight Champion Emile Griffith when he outslugged Gabe Terronez of Fresno, Calif. to win by a technical knockout in the eighth of a scheduled 10-rounder at Madison Square Garden.
In another TKO, CLEVELAND WILLIAMS of Houston, the sixth-ranked heavyweight contender, won a sixth-round victory over Sonny Banks of Detroit after knocking him down in the fourth, fifth and sixth rounds of a scheduled 10-rounder in Houston.
GOLF—U.S. Open Champion KEN VENTURI, who soared from a 36th-place tie to a first-place tie with an eight-under-par 63 on the second round, held on to win the $50,000 Insurance City Open in Hartford, Conn. with 273. One stroke behind in a four-way tie for second place were pros Al Besselink, Sam Carmichael and Paul Bondeson, along with amateur Jimmy Grant of Hartford.
HARNESS RACING—Driven by John Simpson, Mrs. Charlotte Sheppard's AYRES ($3.60) set a track record for 3-year-olds of 2:01[3/5] for the mile as he finished 3½ lengths in front of Speedy Count to win the $116,691.25 Yonkers Futurity, the first test of the Triple Crown for trotters, on Yonkers Raceway's half-mile track (see page 52).
In a race at Vernon Downs, N.Y., another Hambletonian hopeful, FROST RIDGE ($3.30), owned by Eaton Ridge Farm and driven by Don Miller, trotted the fastest mile for any age this season—1:59[1/5] on the three-quarter-mile track—to outdistance Amy Potomac by 9¼ lengths. Frost Ridge, winless in nine starts as a 2-year old, has finished first in six of eight races this season.
A week after losing the Dan Patch Pace by a nose to Cardigan Bay, Mrs. Leonard J. Buck's 4-year-old OVERTRICK ($2.90), John Patterson in the sulky, nosed out his 8-year-old New Zealand rival to win the $25,000 Dan Patch Encore at Yonkers Raceway.
HORSE RACING—The Gedney Farm's GUN BOW ($24.60), guided by Walter Blum, led all the way to win the $110,000 Brooklyn Handicap at Aqueduct by 12 lengths over Olden Times. The 4-year-old bay colt covered the mile and a quarter in a track and stakes record 1:59[3/5]—just 1[2/5] seconds off the world record for the distance set by Noor at Golden Gate Fields in 1950. Favored Kelso finished fifth behind Sunrise Flight and Iron Peg in the 77-year-old stakes race.
Harry S. Nichols' MISS CAVANDISH ($3.60), ridden by Howard Grant, increased her chances of becoming the champion 3-year-old filly when she came from behind in the stretch to beat Beautiful Day by 3½ lengths for the $57,437 Delaware Oaks at Delaware Pack.
HORSE SHOW—U.S. Equestrian Team Captain BILL STEINKRAUS, 38, of Noroton, Conn. rode off with the King George V Gold Cup for the men's individual championship at the Royal International Show at White City Stadium in London. Steinkraus, who also won the coveted trophy in 1956, rode 13-year-old Sinjon to victory with a faultless performance over a difficult course that included a 15-foot water jump. The Queen Elizabeth II Cup for the women's individual title went to Britain's GILLIAN MAKIN aboard Jubilant, and the BRITISH TEAM of three men and one woman easily won the Prince of Wales Cup (prize of nations) with a no-fault performance. Italy placed second in this team event with 15 faults, followed by the U.S. with 16. MARY MAIRS, 20, of Pasadena, Calif., became the first American since Hugh Wiley of Towson, Md. in 1959 to earn both the Saddle of Honor for the most points scored on one horse (37 on Tomboy), and the Loriner's Cup for the most points scored with two mounts (45 on Tomboy and Anakonda).
MOTOR SPORTS—FRED LORENZEN of Elmhurst, Ill., who took the lead from Richard Petty when the latter's Plymouth engine blew with four laps remaining, drove his Ford a record average 78.044 mph to win the $19,585 Volunteer 500-mile stock car race in Bristol, Tenn.
Motorcyclist MIKE HAILWOOD of England wrapped up his third straight world championship in the 500-c.c. class when he averaged 103.32 mph on his MV Agusta to win the East German Grand Prix race in East Berlin. The victory raised his total points for the season to an unbeatable 48.
TENNIS—Asserting his mastery over his Davis Cup teammate Chuck McKinley on grass as well as on clay. DENNIS RALSTON, seeded No. 2, upset the favored McKinley 6-1, 7-5, 6-3 in the Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis tournament in Haverford, Pa. In the women's singles, left-handed JUSTINA BRICKA of St. Louis upset top-seeded Mrs. Clark Graebner (the former Carole Caldwell of Santa Monica, Calif.) 6-4, 18-16. Earlier, the surprising Miss Bricka, who ranks 13th nationally, defeated Mrs. Karen Hantze Susman of San Diego, Calif., the Wimbledon champion of 1962.
Fifteen-year-old PEACHES BARTKOWICZ of Hamtramck, Mich., the Wimbledon Junior Girls champion, retained her National Girls' 16-and-under title at Lake Bluff, Ill. by defeating Patsy Rippy of Shawnee, Okla. 6-2, 6-3.
Mac Claflin of Coral Gables, Fla. upset top-ranked George Taylor of Houston to win the 14-and-under championship of the National Boys and Girls tournament, at Chattanooga, Tenn. In the previous round Claflin had defeated second-seeded Richard Stockton of Garden City, N.Y. LINDA TUERO of New Orleans won the girls' 14-and-under title by outsteadying Connie Capozzi of Middletown, Ohio.
TRACK & FIELD—At the U.S.-U.S.S.R. meet in Los Angeles (see page 8) two Americans shattered their own world records: DALLAS LONG heaved the shot 67 feet 10 inches and FRED HANSEN soared 17 feet 4 inches in the pole vault. As expected, the Soviet women outperformed their U.S. counterparts but only by 59-48; and the U.S. won both the men's competition (139-97) and, for the first time, the combined standings (heretofore unrecognized by the U.S.) with a score of 187 to the Russians' 156.
Pete McArdle of New York and BILLY MILLS of the Marine Corps, stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif., made the U.S. Olympic team when they finished first and second in the Western Hemisphere Marathon in Culver City, Calif. Rounding out the squad is Buddy Edelen, who qualified last May by winning the Yonkers, N.Y. Marathon.
MILEPOSTS—DIED: Two Chicago Bear football players, Offensive Halfback WILLIE GALIMORE, 29, of Tallahassee, Fla. and End JOHN FARRINGTON, 28, of Houston, in an automobile accident near Rensselaer, Ind.
DIED: JOHN WHITE, 26, of Musselburgh, Scotland, the star inside right of England's Tottenham Hotspur professional soccer team, when he was struck by lightning on a golf course near London.