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November 25, 1957
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November 25, 1957


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Kddie Machen. unbeaten young No. 1-ranked heavyweight from Redding, Calif., used poor Tommy (Hurricane) Jackson for punching bag, raking defenseless and reeling New Yorker almost at will until even Hurricane's lion-hearted manager, Lippe Breidbart, could stand no more and asked referee to stop light tit end of 10th round before 14,107 at San Francisco's Cow Palace. Second one-sided pasting in row for Jackson (the other: by Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson last July) produced loud outcry for Hurricane to hang up gloves but his mother, Mrs. Georgia Jackson, would have none of it, stoutly, if not wistfully, proclaiming: "If my boy goes to a training camp and gels his proper rest before a light he can beat any man in the world."

Gene Fullmer, bustling and beaver-busy ex-middleweight champion, slugged it out head-to-head with equally rough and willing Neal Rivers in Madison Square Garden bloodbath, was given 10-round split decision before both men retired to their dressing rooms for some hemstitching (16 stitches for Fullmer, six for Rivers).

Vince Martinez, fancy-flicking welterweight contender who moves faster and better than he punches, sent Ramon Tiscareno reeling backwards with jolting right to jaw soon after start of sixth round, was promptly awarded quick and controversial KO when Referee Frankie Van moved in to stop fight at Hollywood, Calif.


Mrs. Hirsch Jacobs' Promised Land proved to be best of second-string 3-year-olds at Jamaica, stepping swiftly and surely through slop under able urging of hot-riding Ismael Valenzuela to outrun top-weighted (123 pounds) and weary Vertex in fast 1:55 3/5 for 1 3/16 miles in $55,600 Roamer Handicap.

Tulloch, sway-backed, stocky 3-year-old who first attracted eye of Trainer Tommy Smith as scrawny yearling in Wellington, New Zealand and has since become Australia's hottest horse since Phar Lap, coasted through 1� miles in 2:32� to take Queensland Derby by seven lengths at Brisbane for his ninth straight and sweep of Aussie derbys 'the others: Sydney, Melbourne). Trainer Smith, who believes Tulloch, despite his laziness and prima donna nature, "can beat anything in England or America," is toying with idea of bringing colt to U.S., may run him in February stakes at Santa Anita.

Queen Elizabeth, who has more than mere passing interest in Thoroughbreds, topped all other British owners in winnings for British flat racing season, adding $174,191 to royal coffers with 30 victories. Champion jockey: Australian Arthur (Scobie) Beasley, with 173 winners.


Jim Bryan, cigar-chomping dirt-track king, squeezed his power-throbbing Offy into lead with little more than mile to go, held off Pat O'Connor in stirring wheel-to-wheel duel to win 100-mile Bobby Ball Memorial in 1:09:46 and nail down his second USAC championship at Phenix (see page 68).

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