Jack Laxson of the U.S. Army defeated Defending Champion Phil Rodgers of the Marines by three strokes in the interservice tournament at. Fort Ord, Calif. Laxson shot 285 for 72 holes. HENRY GLAISTER of the Army won the senior division with 298.
J. Frost Walker of Yale shot a par 70 to win the Eastern College Athletic Conference championship at New Haven, Conn, by two strokes over James Frick of Williams, Williams-town, Mass. NAVY won the four-man team competition over Hamilton College of Clinton, N.Y., with a score of 327.
HARNESS RACING—ADIOS BUTLER, 4-year-old colt by Adios—Debbie Hanover, paced the fastest mile in harness history, 1:54 3/5, at a time trial at Lexington, Ky. With Paige West driving, the 1959 winner of the Little Brown Jug clipped 2/5 of a second off the mark set in 1938 by Billy Direct, Adios Butler's grandfather.
Elaine Rodney won the $64,040 Kentucky Futurity in two straight heats over Quick Song, at Lexington, Ky. The brown filly trotted the second heat in 1:58 3/5 to break the world's record for 3-year-old trotters by 2/5 of a second. Her combined time of 3:58 4/5 was the fastest ever for a 3-year-old trotter in a two-heat race. Clint Hodgins was the driver.
The TATTERSALLS sale at Lexington, Ky. set a record price average for the sale of standard-bred yearlings. In five sessions, 292 yearlings were sold for $1,748,150, an average of $5,987 per head. The highest price, $81,000 (second highest ever paid), went for Mon Mite, son of Hoot Mon out of Mighty Margaret.
HOCKEY—The NEW YORK RANGERS, by defeating Boston 2-1 and Toronto 5-2 in their two opening games, took an early lead in the National Hockey League. CHICAGO, however, after winning their opener with Detroit 4-2, moved ahead with a 3-2 victory over the Rangers. Bobby Hull scored all three goals for the Black Hawks.
HORSE RACING—BALLY ACHE, leading Thoroughbred money winner ($454,545) of the year, was pulled up by Jockey Bob Ussery with less than a hundred yards to go in the Gold Cup Prep at Hawthorne: he had dislocated his right ankle. "Undoubtedly, Bally Ache is through racing," said his trainer, Jimmy Pitt, after X rays were taken. The 3-year-old was bought by a syndicate for $1,250,000 last spring.
Puissant Chef (15.10 new francs for 1) charged from behind a tight pack on the final turn in the Prix de l'Arc de Triompheat Paris and galloped home three lengths ahead of Hautain to win 539,342 new francs ($114,000). With Maxime Garcia up, the 3-year-old ran the 2,400 meters (about 1� miles) in 2:43.9. The Aga Khan's heavily favored Charlottesville finished sixth. Owner Henry Aubert immediately accepted an invitation for Puissant Chef to the Washington, D.C. International on November 11.
Carry Back ($14.60) won the $96,300 Cowdin Stakes by 1� lengths over Globemaster, 7 furlongs in 1:24, at Belmont. Bill Hartack up.
Don Poggio ($10) won the $56,700 Manhattan Handicap, by 3 lengths over Amber Morn, 1� m. in 2:29 3/5, at Belmont. The Argentine bred 4-year-old was ridden by Sammy Boulmetis. CHUFQUEN broke away in the final three-quarters of a mile and romped home four lengths ahead of Ballybrittas in the International Gold Cup at the Rolling Rock hunt at Ligonier, Pa. With Patty Smithwick up, Chufquen ran the 2� miles over bush in 5:09 2/5.