Round table, frisky 4-year-old who stuffs more greenbacks into Owner Travis Kerr's already bulging saddlebag just about every time he sets hoof on track, stepped out handsomely under guileful ride by Jockey Willie Shoemaker, pranced home first in $56,050 Arch Ward Memorial at Washington Park (see below) to haul down $33,000, boost earnings to $1,090,014, pass Citation as second greatest money winner in history. Next goal: Nashua's $1,288,565.
BOATING—"EASTERNER," last of spanking-new America's Cup boats, got traditional sendoff from pretty 9-year-old Nancy Scott Hovey, who lustily swung bottle of Taylor's ( New York State) Brut Champagne against bronze stempiece to blaring chorus of firecrackers, horns and noisemakers, stepped back amid shower of bubbly vintage to watch Granddad Chandler Hovey Sr.'s mahogany-hulled hopeful slide down ways at Marblehead's Little Harbor. Across sea, Britons were feeling more chipper after their somewhat abused challenger, Sceptre, outfitted with handsome new mainsail and sailing in Newport-like weather, led Evaine from start to finish over triangular nine-mile course off Poole in Dorset to win by 2 minutes 14 seconds.
TENNIS—WIMBLEDON continued to wend its arduous way toward climax, but biggest impression was left by Mimi Arnold, who learned her racket at foot of mother, onetime American Internationalist Ethel Burkhardt Arnold. Pint-sized Mimi upset Britain's husky Chris Truman 10-8, 6-3 in fourth round (see below), gleefully squealed, "Mother will go mad."
Pancho Gonzales, who never lets his feud with Promoter Jack Kramer stand in way of picking up dollars, lost to Lew Hoad 13-15, 6-3, 6-4, but came away with $3,000 first prize in pro round-robin in New York. Pros then moved on to Los Angeles, where Pancho Segura upset Gonzales in opener of similar tournament.
SWIMMING—-U.S., JAPANESE, AUSSIES-IN-U.S. staged three-day record-breaking spree at Los Angeles, shattered five world, seven U.S. marks. World records fell to Japan's Takashi Ishimoto, who churned 100-meter butterfly in 1:00.1 and led 400-meter medley relay team to 4:16.7 clocking; Butter-flyer Nancy Ramey, who covered 100 meters in 1:09.6 and 200 meters in 2:40.9; Sylvia Ruuska, who hustled through 400-meter individual medley in 5:46.6.
HARNESS RACING—DEL MILLER, sulky sport's premier trainer-driver (SI, June 30), was suspended for 15 days, will be unable to drive either of his two favored pacers (Thorpe and O'Brien Hanover) in rich Messenger Stake at Roosevelt Raceway July 4. Reason: highly questionable decision by substitute judges that Miller's handling of pacer Meadow Lands (forced outside most of way for last-place finish, but only [1/5] of second off his best time for season) in eighth race June 27 was "inconsistent with an attempt to win," first such accusation in Miller's 29-year career.
MILEPOST—MARRIED—DAVE SIME, 21, medical school-bound ex-Duke sprinter, holder of five world records; and schoolmate Elizabeth Ellen Quillian, 20; at Birmingham, Mich.