RACING—RIGHT PROUD and DELTA JUDGE. Mrs. Ada L. Rice's entry ($5.80), swept to
a close, one-two finish in the lucrative $117,000 Pimlico Futurity. Only a neck
separated the 2-year-olds in their dash to the wire, both having trailed
throughout most of the mile and a sixteenth.
($5.10), a 5-year-old bay bought last season by Robert F. Bensinger of Chicago
in Buenos Aires, hardly worked up a lather while winning by three lengths in
the $56,800 Display Handicap at Aqueduct. Jockey Manuel Ycaza urged Sensitivo
through the two miles in a temperate 3:26. Highly regarded Sunrise Flight was a
surprisingly distant fourth.
STRAIT, New Zealand's treacherous, tide-roughened channel that has repulsed
every swimmer since Explorer James Cook found it in 1770, yielded at last to
the record books. While the country listened to broadcasts from an accompanying
launch, burly Barry Devenport, a 27-year-old Wellington oil representative,
battled through 16 miles of swift current to span the channel in 11 hours and
MILEPOSTS—RETIRED: ANTONIO ORDONEZ. 30, Spain's classic matador, veteran of 14
years and 700 bullfights, in tearful farewell ceremony following a last fight
in Lima that enraptured critics. "His classic faena," wrote one,
"was worthy of the event. His passes were terse and graceful, limpid and
slow." "It's just a deep feeling," said Ordonez, "that my time
to quit is now."
NAMED: KELSO, as
Horse of the Year, the first time that a Thoroughbred has won the title three
consecutive years. Owned by Mrs. Richard C. du Pont, the 5-year-old drew 28 of
32 possible Morning Telegraph votes. Others voted were: Never Bend, as best
2-year-old; Smart Deb. best 2-year-old filly; Jaipur, best 3-year-old; and
Cicada, best 3-ycar-oid filly.
SOLD: MATCH II,
the 4-year-old French Thoroughbred that won two of the three top international
events of the year—the Washington International at Laurel and the King George
VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot—to Herbert Blagrave, an English breeder,
for an undisclosed sum; by Parisian Francois Dupr�, who retained a quarter