No information, owned by the Office of Information for Human Communication, won the 39th Johns Hopkins Turtle Derby in Baltimore, outcrawling 178 other entries for the $50 grand prize. The Derby raised $1,000 for the city's summer-camp program.
Suzie, the first Boxer bitch to win the Best in Show at Madison Square Garden—her show name is Ch. Arriba's Prima Donna—has now garnered 23 "best" titles, including the Chicago International, over 3,400 dogs, and also has 41 Working Group firsts.
Falcon, a 1½-pounder owned by Disc Jockey Carl Day, scuttled off with the first International Lobster Racing Championship at Cleveland, covering 10.7 feet in 12 minutes, beating competitors up to 14½ pounds. The winner was spared; all the losers were eaten.
Rare, a peppery little Jack Russell terrier, chased a gray fox into its den during a hunt, bit and held the fox by the neck for 18 hours and was dug out the next day—still holding onto the fox—by her owners, the Hamilton Farm Kennels at Gladstone, N.J.
July 12, 1970
Despite a bowed tendon and three chips in one hock, LAKE DELAWARE, a 7-year-old chestnut, won the 70th Grand National at Belmont Park, a triumph for owner Dr. Charles Petigrow and rider Doug Small Jr., since Delaware had fallen heavily in his last start.
Johnny Crockett at 6 years old is the first English Setter since 1946 to win the National Field Trial title at Grand Junction, Tenn. Owned by H. P. Sheely and handled by W. C. Kirk, Johnny made nine quail contacts and beat out 43 other dogs, 40 of them pointers.