Discovery, 27-year-old patriarch of Alfred G. Vanderbilt's Sagamore Farm and granddad of Native Dancer and Bold Ruler, was destroyed "due to infirmities of advanced age," ending one of racing's most illustrious careers. Bought by Vanderbilt for $25,000 as a 2-year-old, the weight-toting chestnut earned $195,287 and sired winners of $5,625,643. Said Vanderbilt sadly: "He was one of America's great weight carriers. His picture should hang on every handicapper's wall just as a reminder."
BOXING—RUDELL STRITCH, unknown Louisville welterweight who went in as 9-to-5 underdog, caught No. 4-ranked Isaac Logart with guard down, hammered out 10-round decision before 4,500 home-town fans. Result set off usual uproar in Logart camp, prompted Trainer Mindito Medina to scream: "A lousy one. We were robbed again."
Jimmy Beecham, another spoiler, found way to get inside Bobby Boyd's long arms with looping lefts, solid right crosses, gave Chicago middleweight another push downhill in 10-rounder at Miami Beach.
SHOOTING—RUSSIAN marksmen, blasting away as if they invented the sport, gleefully hauled off 14 of 17 team titles, 11 of 23 individual crowns as 10-day world shooting championships ended at Moscow. U.S. experts, who parted Iron Curtain with high hopes, were unable to win even one team prize, had to be satisfied with five gold medals. American champions: Marine Captain William McMillan of Turtle Creek, Pa., hand gun; Army Lieutenant Verle Wright of Fort Wayne, Ind., prone, kneeling; Francis J. Eisenlauer of Palo Alto, Calif., trapshooting; Army Lieutenant Joe Deckert of Deming, N. Mex., who set world record with 223 of 250 in running deer competition.
TENNIS—U.S. NATIONALS began 10-day stand at Forest Hills with only two notable first-round casualties: Denmark's Kurt Nielsen, who bowed to No. 1-ranked but unseeded and semiretired Vic Seixas 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, 8-10, 8-6; No. 6-ranked Mimi Arnold, who was swept off court by Brazil's perky and exciting Maria Bueno 6-2, 9-7.
INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—HOT RODDERS were blasting off in all directions at Bonneville's Salt Flats, where Mickey Thompson, El Monte., Calif. hot shot, got his twin-engine Chrysler Class E streamliner up to 272.31 mph; and at Oklahoma City, where Art Arfons of Akron, Ohio, an old hand at speed trials, roared his Green Monster, powered by Rolls-Royce aircraft engine, at 161.85 mph in national championship drag races.
FENCING—HUNGARY, dominant figure in international sabre competition for 50 years, won world team title, as expected, at Philadelphia. Other champions: Britain's H. William Hoskyns, apple farmer from Somerset, in �p�e; Russia's Valentina Kisseleva, in women's foil; Soviet's Iakov Rylskii, who upset Teammate David Tychler in sabre.
MILEPOST—DIED—FREDERICK J. WRIGHT, 60, able amateur golfer, onetime Walker Cupper (in 1923), USGA Seniors champion in 1956, seven-time Massachusetts state titlist; of heart attack while playing in sectional qualifying round for National Amateur, at Brookline, Mass.