Little Tumbler ($24.40) scampered out of the gate and led all the way in the $138,160 Futurity for 2-year-olds at Aqueduct. Under Ray Broussard the bay filly beat out Globemaster by three lengths and set a track record of 1:16 3/5 for the 6�-furlong run.
Hail To Reason, outstanding 2-year-old of the season, broke two sesamoid bones in his front left leg during a workout at Aqueduct and will be retired to stud.
The AGA KHAN announced that he had bought the vast race horse empire owned by his father the late Aly Khan. "I wish to maintain the family tradition of horse racing and breeding," said the Aga, "and will be taking a definite interest in my racing establishment."
MOTOR SPORTS—DAVE CAUSEY of Carmel, Ind., and co-Driver LUKE STEAR of Indianapolis, won the 500-mile Road America for sports cars at Elkhart Lake, Wis. Causey averaged 79.81 mph in a 2.8-liter Maserati. Twenty seconds behind were Augie Pabst and William Wuesthoff of Milwaukee.
A. J. Foyt of Houston won the Hoosier Hundred at Indianapolis, averaging 89.286 mph. Rodger Ward, defending national champion from Indianapolis, who was leading until magneto failure forced him out, set a track record of 101.609 mph in a qualifying lap.
POLO—OAK BROOK-CCC, paced by 10-goaler Cecil Smith (he has maintained his 10-goal rating for 20 years), defeated Royal Palm of Boca Raton, Fla. 8-5 for the National Open Championship at Chicago. In the final game of the elimination for the title, Smith scored four goals. Captain Don Beveridge of Oak Brook-CCO scored one goal against Royal Palm's goalie Bobbie Beveridge, Don's nephew and one of the youngest high-goal players in the country.
TENNIS—DARLENE HARD, 24-year-old pre-medical student at Pomona ( Calif.) College, put a surprise ending on the twice-delayed national championships at Forest Hills, upset defending champion Maria Bueno (who eliminated her last year in the semifinals) 6-3, 10-12, 6-4 for the women's title. In the men's final NEALE FRASER of Australia defeated his countryman Rod Laver 6-4, 6-4, 10-8 to take the title for the second consecutive year.
WALKING—DON THOMPSON of England, who won the 50 kilometer gold medal at the Rome Olympics, won a 53-mile stroll from the Parliament in London to the seaside resort of Brighton in seven hours 37 minutes.
MILEPOSTS—RETIRED: MAURICE RICHARD, 39, most explosive, exciting player in hockey. During his NHL career, including 18 seasons with Montreal, Richard scored 544 goals in regular season play, and 82 in Stanley Cup playoffs, more than 100 goals over his nearest rival, Gordie Howe of Detroit.
RETIRED: AMOS ALONZO STAGG, 98, football coach since 1890, at Stockton, Calif.