BOATING—A record fleet of 114 yachts entered the 333-mile Chicago-to-Mackinac race, and the surprise winner in the overall standings was TALISMAN, a little 30-foot sloop owned and skippered by George A. Quandee of Chicago, with a corrected time of 51 hours 24 minutes 10 seconds. First across the finish line was George Kotovic's 53-foot sloop Gypsy, the overall winner of the Port Huron-to-Mackinac race a week earlier, in 58:38:45.
On Buzzard's Bay off Marion, Mass. BOB ANDRE of San Diego edged Fred Miller of Newport Harbor, Calif. 179½-179 in the 10-race Finn class series to win the O'Day Trophy for the North American Single-Handed Sailing Championship.
Constellation, skippered in turns by Eric Ridder and Bob Bavier, outsailed American Eagle four races to two for victory in the 12-meter class of the New York Yacht Club Cruise off the southern New England coast. The series, sailed mainly in light winds, did not count toward the selection of the America's Cup defender.
BOXING—Amid a torrent of seat cushions and tatami mats hurled by 8,000 booing spectators in Tokyo's Kuramae Sumo Stadium, FLASH ELORDE of the Philippines retained his world junior lightweight title by a technical knockout over Japan's Teruo Kosaka in the 12th round of a scheduled 15-rounder. Referee José Padilla of the Philippines awarded the victory after Elorde knocked down Kosaka with a left hook and continued to overpower him when he got to his feet. The fight had been close, and both judges—Tony Petronella of the U.S. and Seiji Ebine of Japan—had Kosaka slightly ahead on points when the referee ended the tight in Elorde's favor.
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In his first fight since he lost the world middleweight title to Joey Giardello last December, DICK TIGER of Nigeria gained a sixth-round TKO over José Gonzalez of New York in Madison Square Garden. "I never threw a better left hook than the one I knocked him out with," said the triumphant Tiger. "Giardello can't avoid me now."
CRICKET—In Manchester, England, the fourth test match between England and Australia ended in a draw, and AUSTRALIA, winner of the third test match after the first two had been drawn, retained The Ashes, symbol of cricket supremacy between the two countries.
GOLF—Australia's KEL NAGLE shot a 66 and a 67 on the last two rounds to win the $50,000 Canadian Open by two strokes over Arnold Palmer.
Mickey Wright took the lead on the second round and went on to win the $12,500 Milwaukee Open with a 72-hole score of 289. It was her eighth victory in 15 tournaments this season.
HARNESS RACING—As expected, Ralph Baldwin drove SPEEDY SCOT ($2.40) to victory in the 1[1/16] mile Realization Trot at Roosevelt Raceway in Westbury, N.Y. He finished in a fast 2:09⅗ one length ahead of Express Rodney in the field of eight 4-year-olds. In addition to his $45,690.86 first money, the Castleton Farm trotter collected a $50,000 bonus for his owners by winning the Founder's Plate, a trophy awarded to a horse who wins the major slake races for 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds at Roosevelt (Speedy Scot took the Westbury Futurity as a 2-year-old and the Dexter Cup last year). His total earnings for the night: a harness racing record $95,690.86.
While his standing rival, Overtrick, rested up in New York. CARDIGAN BAY ($3.80) paced to a one-length triumph in the $25,000 Governor's Cup at Sportsman's Park, Ill.
The Stakes for Peace Handicap in Moscow went to APEX HANOVER, a 5-year-old trotter owned by Roy Cleveland of Harrisburg, Pa. and driven by his trainer William Fleming. Competing in three 1,600-meter heats with nine Soviet state-owned trotters, the American horse—the first to race in Russia since the 1917 Revolution—won with the lowest combined time for his two fastest heats.
HORSE RACING—Meadow Stable's BOLD EXPERIENCE ($8.20), Bob Ussery in the saddle, sprinted in the stretch to take the $100,000 Sorority Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Monmouth Park, N.J. She covered the six furlongs in 1:09[3/5]—the fastest time in the 9-year-old history of the race—in defeating Rhodie by 2½ lengths in the seven-filly field. Favored Queen Empress finished third, two lengths behind Rhodie.
Old hat ($36), a 5-year-old owned by Kentucky Furniture Executive Stanley Conrad, led most of the way under Buck Thornburg to win the $121,930 Delaware Handicap, the world's richest race for fillies and mares, at Delaware Park (see page 56).
"My husband promised me a cottage on a lake for my birthday, but I'll tell him I just bought my present," said Mrs. Harry W. Morrison of Boise, Idaho, after shattering the world record for Thoroughbred yearling sales with the purchase of a son of Bold Ruler for $170,000 at the Keeneland, Ky. summer sale. The price she paid was $40,000 more than the previous mark, set by John Olin for a son of Swaps in 1961. Two other records fell at the two-day auction when 271 head sold for $4,743,800—an average $17,505 per horse.
MOTOR SPORTS—Britain's JOHN SURTEES drove a Ferrari a record average 95.56 mph for 15 laps around the N√ºrburgring course to win the German Grand Prix in Adenau, West Germany. Graham Hill, who placed second in a BRM, moved two points ahead of Jim Clark in the driver's championship standings with 32 when Clark withdrew from the race on the sixth lap with a burned valve in his Lotus.
SWIMMING—Nine world and 15 American records fell at the four-day National AAU Outdoor Championships in Los Altos Hills, Calif. (see page 16). DON SCHOLLANDER of Santa Clara, Calif. led the charge with world marks in both the 200-meter freestyle (1:57.6) and 400-meter freestyle (4:12.7), while his Santa Clara teammate, DICK ROTH, splashed to a new world record of 4:48.6 in the 400-meter individual medley, and Australian MURRAY ROSE of the Los Angeles A.C. set a 17:10.8 world record in the 1,500-meter freestyle. In the women's events PATTY CARETTO, a 13-year-old eighth grader from the City of Commerce (Calif.) Swim Club established a world mark of 9:47.3 for 800 meters en route to a world record 18:30.5 clocking at 1,500 meters. Other women's world records went to SHARON STOUDER of the City of Commerce, 200-meter butterfly (2:26.4); MARILYN RAMENOFSKY of Phoenix, Ariz., 400-meter freestyle (4:41.7), and the SANTA CLARA "A" TEAM of Donna de Varona, Jana Haroun, Terri Stickles and Pokey Watson, 400-meter freestyle relay (4:08.5).
TENNIS—Led by Roy Emerson, who took two singles matches and won the doubles with Fred Stolle 18-16, 7-9, 5-9, 6-4, 10-8, AUSTRALIA overpowered Mexico 4-1 to win the American Zone Davis Cup semifinals in Mexico City.
Surprising ARTHUR ASHE, a UCLA senior from Richmond, defeated Clark Graebner 4-6, 8-6, 6-4, 6-3 to win the men's singles title in the Eastern Grass Court Championships in South Orange, N.J. Ashe had upset top-seeded Dennis Ralston in the quarterfinals and eliminated Defending Champion Gene Scott in the semifinals. The women's title went to top-seeded BILLIE JEAN MOFFITT of Long Beach, Calif., who outlasted Nancy Richey of Dallas 7-5, 3-6, 8-6.
TRACK & FIELD—At a meet in Prague, LUDVIK DANEK of Czechoslovakia whirled and heaved the discus 211 feet 9½ inches, bettering by 5 feet 3½ inches the world record set by Al Oerter last April.
MILEPOSTS—DIED: GEORGE M. ODOM, 82, whose career as a Thoroughbred jockey and trainer spanned 66 years, at a New York hospital. He began riding as an exercise boy for W. P. Burch (grandfather of Elliot) in 1896, and as a jockey (1898-1905) he had 3,063 mounts, won 527 races and finished in the money 1,466 times. Among his stakes victories were the 1902 Lawrence Realization aboard Major Daingerfield, and the 1904 Belmont on Delhi. (Thirty-four years later Odom became the first man ever to both ride and train winners of the Belmont when Pasteurized won the classic.) He became a trainer in 1907, and during his long career his horses earned a total of $3,714,525, passing the $100,000 mark 11 seasons. His most successful protégé was Louis B. Mayer's Busher, the best 2-year-old filly of 1944 and Horse of the Year in 1945. Odom himself was voted the top trainer of 1945 by the New York Turf Writers Association, and that year his horses earned $484,525—a career high.