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HORSE RACING—OUTING CLASS ($4.50), the barely noticed half of Greentree Stable's entry in the $117,550 Hopeful Stakes for 2-year-olds at Saratoga, unexpectedly ran away with the big prize on the closing day there (see page 48). Greentree's Catullus, recent big winner at Saratoga and the undefeated favorite, was pinned to the rail so hard by Almanac at the three-furlong pole that he scraped away the paint and was bounced out of the running. Outing Class came up from last in the field of 12, moved on the outside through the stretch and pulled away with a strong rush to the finish. It was his second win in three starts. Early pacesetter Alabama Bound was a length and three quarters behind, in second, and Catullus ninth.
Kootenai ($6), a 4-year-old filly who likes the mud, found the track at Arlington Park just the right consistency and splashed off with the $55,750 Arlington Matron Stakes. Last year's winner, Shirley Jones, was a $105,000 disappointment to Mrs. John O. Burgwin of Sewickley, Pa., who recently bought her for the highest price ever paid for a mare at a Saratoga auction. She finished second, a long 4� lengths behind the winner. Willie Shoemaker rode Kootenai over the mile-and-an-eighth race for fillies and mares.
SHOOTING—BERNARD KALAPACH of Highland, Ind. broke 968 of 1,000 targets to win the overall title in the Grand American Trapshoot in Vandalia, Ohio. A close second, only one target behind, was defending champion, John Sternberger of Trotwood, Ohio. Milton Youngs, a Chicago police detective who practices marksmanship on his days off, took the handicap title in a shootoff against K. F. Kiplinger of Lewisville, Ind. Youngs had two misses to Kiplinger's three in the extra 25-round match. Little Punkin Flock took the women's overall, by the largest margin ever. Her 938 total was 10 ahead of Marion Harrison of Los Angeles.
SPEED TRIALS—BILL JOHNSON whizzed off on a streamlined motorcycle, designed by the chief mechanic on the X-15 rocket-plane project, across the Bonneville Salt Flats on a record-breaking two-way run of 230.069 mph. The 38-year-old truck driver from Garden Grove, Calif. broke the old mark of 214.87 mph set in 1956. Another record attempt saw Akron's Art Arfons zoom his jet-powered Green Monster through the intricate timing devices, which rent at $1,500 per day, only to have it sputter to a halting stop halfway into the measured mile—out of gas.
TENNIS—RAFAEL OSUNA AND ANTONIO PALAFOX proved they are as good on American grass as they are on Mexican clay, beating Chuck McKinley and Dennis Ralston 6-4, 10-12, 1-6, 9-7, 6-3 for the U.S. doubles title on the Longwood courts in Brookline, Mass. The tournament was marked by a few upsets. Rod Laver and Fred Stolle, the powerful Australian combination, were ousted by the unseeded South African team of Cliff Drysdale and Gordon Forbes. Impressive pairings like Margaret du Pont and Margaret Varner, and Margaret Smith and Justina Bricka, also lost. But Darlene Hard and Maria Bueno held on tightly, and in the finals beat Karen Hantze Susman and Billie Jean Moffitt 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 for the women's title.
TRACK & FIELD—JIM BEATTY ran his second record-breaking mile within a week in Helsinki (see page 50). Again pushed by Los Angeles teammate Jim Grelle, Beatty lowered the best American time for the mile to 3:56.3. It was .2 of a second faster than his London performance four days earlier. Then, moving over to Turku, Finland, Beatty paced himself through the fastest 5,000 meters ever run by an American. Cutting through a cold drizzle, he was clocked at 13:45, which was 4.6 seconds faster than the pending record of Max Truex.
MILEPOSTS—DIED: WILLIAM ATKIN, 79, yacht designer, yachting writer and first elected member of the Cruising Club of America; in Stamford, Conn. He advocated simple lines and scorned the "cream puff" look of modern boats. He produced 700 designs, ranging from the small pram that was the prototype of the millions now afloat to August Heckscher's elaborate 108-foot commuter cruiser.