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BOWLING—DOT WILKINSON of Phoenix, an All-America softball catcher, won the Woman's International Bowling Congress' Queens Tournament in Phoenix. A surprise winner by only one pin in the semifinal match against highly rated Marion Ladewig of Grand Rapids, she then beat Mrs. Ladewig again in the finals and won the match by a splinter, 799-795.
DOG SHOW—CH. ELFINBROOK SIMON, the West Highland white terrier that won best-in-show at New York's Westminster, carried off the same prize at the Toledo Kennel Club show. The 4-year-old, owned by Barbara Worcester of Little Falls, N.J. and handled by George Ward, was selected from among 820 entries.
GOLF—ARNOLD PALMER birdied three of the last four holes of the $30.000 Texas Open in San Antonio, putting on one of his come-from-behind performances to win for the third straight year. Trailing leader Joe Campbell by two strokes at the start of the final round, Palmer finished with a four-under-par 67 for a total of 273. Mason Rudolph, Doug Sanders, Gene Littler and Campbell tied for second place, one stroke behind Palmer.
Billy Joe Patton, 40-year-old Morganton, N.C. lumberman, used a shortened backswing to keep out of trouble off the tees as he won the North and South Amateur at Pinehurst, N.C. beating Hobart Manley of Savannah, 7 and 6 in the 36-hole final (see page 20).
HARNESS RACING—HENRY T. ADIOS ($4.80), last year's 3-year-old pacing champion and first choice to win the 574,805 Realization Pace at Roosevelt Raceway, was no disappointment. Under a flawless drive by Stanley Dancer he covered the mile and a sixteenth in 2:08 1/5, catching leader Mighty Tide at the mile mark to win by a length.
HORSE RACING—RIDAN ($3.80), in an impressive tune-up for the Kentucky Derby (see page 16), easily outran eight other 3-year-olds to win the $33,200 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland, Ky., coming in four lengths ahead of Decidedly and more than six in front of Roman Line. Ridden by Manuel Ycaza, Ridan covered the mile and an eighth in 1:47 3/5, only 1/5 of a second off Round Table's track record.
Sir Gaylord ($2.40), running his first race after a two-month layoff caused by an ankle injury, beat five other eligibles in another of the pre-Derby races, the $5,000 Stepping Stone at Churchill Downs. It was Sir Gaylord's fourth win in as many starts this season. Ridden by Ismael Valenzuela, Christopher T. Chenery's colt came from behind in the stretch to finish 1� lengths ahead of Sir Ribot. He covered the seven furlongs in a commendable 1:22 2/5 to become the Derby favorite.
Cicada ($2.60) later made it a perfect day for the Chenery stable, winning at the same distance on the same track in even faster time than stablemate Sir Gaylord. The 3-year-old filly, with Willie Shoemaker up, outdistanced a field of 11 others in the $16,800 Oaks Prep to win in 1:22 1/5, four lengths ahead of Dinner Partner.
Ambiopoise ($33.70) surprised the favorites at Aqueduct, winning the $85,800 Grey Lag Handicap by 2� lengths over Carry Back. Breaking well under Jockey Bobby Ussery, Ambiopoise caught front-running Globemaster early, ran nearly head-to-head with him while being kept away from the rail and took the lead at the furlong pole. Carry Back, ridden by Manuel Ycaza, made his usual late run but was not quite strong enough to overtake the winner.
Vimy Ridge ($3.40) lowered the American turf course record for one mile while winning the first running of the $28,325 Senatorial Stakes at Laurel. Frank E. Power's 3-year-old, a candidate for the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, clipped 3/5 of a second from the old mark of 1:35 1/5 held by Inseparable and Dogoon.