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August 29, 1960
BOATING—Two weeks after the seriocomic Seafair Trophy races (SI, Aug. 22), the unlimited hydroplanes were at it again, this time at Picton, Ont. in the Harmsworth Trophy, symbolic of international hydro supremacy. Canada's BOB HAYWARD, driving Miss Supertest III, took two straight heats, successfully defended the cup against three U.S. challengers. Hayward's time for 5-mile lap—126.22 mph—was a hydro record.
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August 29, 1960

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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HORSE RACING—TOMPION ($3.80), C. V. Whitney's soundly beaten Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes favorite, climaxed his comeback with a brilliant six-length victory over Count Amber in the $83,100 Travers at Saratoga. Ridden by Bill Hartack, the brown colt galloped the 1� miles in 2:03[2/5], fastest Travers in 10 years, boosted Whitney's winnings for the year to $801,614.

One-Eyed King ($10.40), disclosed a Cyclopean appetite for victory, outran King Grail by a length in the $55,150 Arlington Handicap. With Manuel Ycaza up, he covered the 1[3/16] miles over turf in 1:58[3/5], at Arlington.

Bronzorullah ($83.20), the $35,650 Saratoga Special, by 4 lengths over Ambiopoise, 6 f. in 1:11[3/5], Saratoga. Ray York up.

Conestoga ($9.20), the $30,035 Ventnor Turf Handicap, by a neck over Phil Rube, 1 1/16 m. over turf in 1:46[3/5], Atlantic City. Walter Blum up.

MOTORCYCLING—BRAD ANDRES of San Diego, riding with his left foot in the air, captured the 150-mile Watkins Glen (N.Y.) road race by one minute and seven seconds over Jim Koplinski of Milwaukee. Andres, who averaged 84.67 mph, fell halfway in the race, was left without left foot rest and front brake.

MOTOR SPORTS—JIM PACKARD of Speedway, Ind., 100-mile U.S. Auto Club championship at Springfield, Ill. Because rain forced a delay during race there was no official time.

SHOOTING—SERGEANT JAMES K. AVRIT of Redmond, Ore. competing against a field of 2,500 of the nation's best riflemen, won the President's Match with a perfect score of 150 points in the high-powered rifle phase of the national rifle and pistol championships, Camp Perry, Ohio.

TENNIS—ROD LAVER of Australia ran his American grass court winning streak to four straight, beat Earl Buchholz Jr. of St. Louis 6-1, 6-8, 6-1, 6-2 in the Newport Casino tournament at Newport. EARL BUCHHOLZ and CHUCK McKINLEY of St. Louis, however, beat Laver and fellow Australian Robert Mark 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 in the doubles.

Ann Haydon of Birmingham, England, over Darlene Hard of Montebello, Calif. 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 for Essex Country Club Women's invitational, at Manchester, Mass.

Arthur Ashe Jr., 17-year-old from Richmond, Va., became the American Tennis Assn.'s youngest men's singles champion in 43 years of tournament, defeated George Stewart, 37, of Washington, D.C., 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 in the finals, at Hampton, Va. MIMI KANARAK of Brooklyn, N.Y. defeated Darnella Everson of Hamtramck, Mich. 6-3, 6-2 for women's singles.

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