Candy spots, under an exercise boy, loafed into stiff winds over six furlongs at Churchill Downs, was timed in 1:11.
Greek money ($11.50), undisturbed by the odds, went out early, won the Excelsior over heavy favorite Hitting Away at Aqueduct.
Johnny Rotz rode another Big A winner, NO ROBBERY, the youngest and apparently only horse in the fifth race for 3-year-olds and up. He finished alone, by 10 lengths, in 1:34, only 2/5 second off the track record.
MOTOR SPORTS—ERIK CARLSSON, world champion rally driver and Monte Carlo winner, was leading a rapidly diminishing field of 84 production cars in the East African Safari when his tiny white SAAB, 841 cc, was attacked by a nearsighted ant-eater, put out of the race. Carlsson's fianc�e, Pat Moss, overturned her Ford Cortina, also withdrew. The first half of the 3,132-mile race was deluged with rain as well as hungry wildlife, giving this 11th running of the world's toughest rally a new nickname: "The Sodden Safari."
ROWING—PRINCETON'S big varsity crew (averaging 6 feet 3 inches, 190 pounds) muscled out in front of a sophomore eight from Rutgers. COLUMBIA challenged Navy on the Severn, matched the favored Middies stroke for stroke and met the finishing beat to take their first victory over Navy since 1946.
TABLE TENNIS—The Orient divided the spoils at the world tournament in Prague; China took three titles, including the men's singles, Japan took the other four.
TRACK & FIELD—At an obscure midweek track meet prior to the Southwestern Relays JOHN PENNEL used Fred Hansen's vaulting pole, cleared 16 feet 4 inches—a new world record—and sprained his back. Three days later he beat Hansen with a puny 16 feet � inch for a relays' record.
Keith Forman ran one mile in 4:05, two miles in 8:56.8 as Oregon beat Stanford 74-71.
Rex Cawley clocked 46.5, the season's second best time for the 440, won the 330-yard hurdles as USC overwhelmed Washington 106-39.
Charlie Mays won the two dashes, the broad and triple jumps, but Maryland still bowed to the forces of the U.S. Marines' unbeaten Quantico team.