BOATING—WINSOME III surged through spinnaker-ripping winds of 45 mph and some of the slickest competition around Puget Sound to take the overall title in the rough, 136-mile Swiftsure Lightship ocean race through Juan de Fuca Strait. Owner Ches Rickard of the Royal Vancouver ( B.C.) Yacht Club skippered his 36-foot sloop in front of the 66-boat fleet for his second Swiftsure win.
BOXING—ARCHIE MOORE, the ageless one, tripped the not-so-light fantastic through a 10-round bit of nothing with young Willie Pastrano, 26, before a disappointing crowd in Los Angeles. The only damage Moore suffered was to his jaw after the final bell. It dropped startlingly when he heard the decision—a draw.
GOLF—LIONEL HEBERT sank a 30-foot putt on the first extra hole (the 19th doesn't seem to be in the clubhouse on the PGA tour this spring) to break a three-way tie and win the $40,000 Memphis Open over Gary Player and Gene Littler. Hebert missed victory on the 72nd hole by overshooting a three-foot birdie. Lionel's brother, Jay Hebert, came in one stroke behind the leaders, as did Australia's Bruce Crampton, who shot the tournament's lowest round, a 7-under-par 63. Bothered by a cold during the first two rounds, Arnold Palmer lost a chance at a fourth straight win. He tied for eighth.
HARNESS RACING—RANGER KNIGHT ($16.50) came from behind in the stretch for an upset win in the $117,540 Cane Pace at Yonkers. Fourth at the turn of the mile and 1/16 race, the colt slugged through a slow track softened by an earlier downpour and nosed out the favored combination of Lehigh Hanover and Stanley Dancer. Wily Clint Hodgins, a last-minute selection as driver after Co-owner and Driver Eugene Minniear was suspended, won his third Cane prize and Ranger Knight almost doubled his total track winnings with the sizable ($64,648) purse. The race came the day after a riot at Yonkers when outraged bettors ripped up fences and equipment after a morning line 10-to-1 shot. Miss Chief Moken, suddenly fell to 5 to 2 at post time and won without working up a lather.
HORSE RACING—CICADA ($3.70), C. T. Chenery's money-gathering filly, jumped her earnings to over the half-million-dollar mark with an easy victory in the $86,175 Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont, a second part of the Triple Crown for Fillies. Ridden by Willie Shoemaker, Cicada covered the mile-and-an-eighth track in 1:50, finishing a length ahead of Firm Policy, urged on by Johnny Sellers, at the wire.
Jaipur ($8.20) took the winner's purse in the $130,700 Jersey Derby for 3-year-olds at Garden State after first-finisher Crimson Satan lost on a foul. The colt was placed third for bumping in the stretch, and Jockey Larry Gilligan was set down for 15 days, in a season for 3-year-olds that is beginning to read like a page from a judge's blotter. The stewards allowed the foul claims of Larry Adams on Jaipur and Braulio Baeza on Admiral's Voyage, who moved to second place.
Carry back ($11.80) fetched $72,735 for Owner Katherine Price in winning the $111,900 Metropolitan mile at Aqueduct and thus became the fourth Thoroughbred in track history to earn over $1 million. (The other three: Round Table, Nashua and Citation.) Johnny Rotz drove the 4-year-old from his customary lagging position at the three-quarter pole—seventh amidst a strong field—to win by two and a half lengths, equaling the track record of 1:33[3/5]. Merry Ruler was second, as favored Kelso finished well back in sixth place. It was Carry Back's first stakes victory in eight starts this year.
Winonly ($5.20), Fred W. Hooper's 5-year-old, ridden by Willie Harmatz, captured the first of Hollywood Park's top stakes, the $27,950 Hollywood Express, a length ahead of King Kameha over the five-and-a-half-furlong distance. Earlier in the program Johnny Longden passed another milepost in his 35-year career. He rode his 5,600th winner, Hostera, which paid $20.
LACROSSE—NAVY captured sole possession of the national championship, which it shared last year with Army, by beating Army 8-5 at West Point. The Middies completed the season with a perfect 10-0 record, compared to the Cadets' 8-2 mark. Playing before a roaring, jubilant June Week crowd of 6,000, Navy's Pete Taylor led the Middies, scoring three goals in a close game which wasn't settled until the closing minutes when Navy broke it open.
MOTOR SPORTS—RODGER WARD, the sartorial king of Gasoline Alley, roared a Leader Card Special through the Indianapolis "500" to win auto racing's most lucrative prize for the second time (see page 76). His average of 140.293 mph was a new record for the Speedway. Teammate Len Sutton of Portland, Ore. flashed across the line 11 seconds behind Ward, who had taken the lead on the 126th lap from Parnelli Jones, the pacesetter until his brakes gave out.