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BOATING—Strung out across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans were 46 of the world's finest ocean racing crafts. Spread along the 2,225-mile downhill run to HONOLULU were 32 yachts, ranging from the 90-foot ketch, Novia del Mar to the 34-foot sloop, Spirit. Mystery ruled the ATLANTIC as the other 14 yachts headed in fog and radio silence for Point Alpha, a turning point in the 2,864-mile route from Newport to Britain's Eddystone Rocks. Bolero, at 73 feet, was scratch boat in this race. Smallest participant was Four Square, a plucky 30-foot sloop, racing unofficially.
Naval Architect David Boyd's new 12-meter SOVEREIGN went down the ways into Scotland's Holy Loch to become Britain's 15th challenger for the America's Cup. Owner Tony Boyden plans to test his new boat against Boyd's fat-cheeked Sceptre, which hobbyhorsed to ignominious defeat in 1958.
Seattle kept the Gold Cup, top trophy in hydroplane racing, but it was Ron Musson and MISS BARDAHL who won the first prize of $10,000, while four-time winner Bill Muncey finished sixth with Miss Thrift way, after qualifying at a record 116.643 mph. Detroit's Gale V was second; Gale VII was sunk (see page 52).
GOLF—DOUG FORD sank a 15-foot putt on the 17th hole at the Canadian Open, won it for the second time with a four-under-par 280.
John Spotts, 20, putting in a parking lot in Cleveland, won the $50,000 Professional Putters Association tournament and first prize of $10,000 (see page 16).
HARNESS' RACING—LEHIGH HANOVER ($6.70), the top 3-year-old of 1962, promises to be this year's best 4-year-old. With trainer and part owner Stanley Dancer at the reins, the son of Adios won the $93,163.50 Realization Pace, adding $46.581.75 to his lifetime earnings for a total of $314,097. Second was Adora's Dream, and third was the only mare in the race, Stand By, driven by Del Insko.
HORSE RACING—CICADA ($4.90) made her debut on grass to win the $28,050 Sheepshead Bay Handicap over Nubile, owned by Writer-Bettor Ernest C. Havemann. Cicada, at 4 years the world's richest race mare, increased her total to $758,324.
Kelso ($2.90), three-time Horse of the Year, won the $108,500 Suburban Handicap by 1� lengths over Saidam to become history's second-highest earner with $1,307,037.
MOTOR SPORTS—BOBBY UNSER made the Pikes Peak hill climb a family affair when he won for the seventh (sixth straight) time in the championship car division, breaking the record of five consecutive wins held by his uncle, Louis Unser. Bobby led the time trials with brother Al in second place. PARNELLI JONES drove a 1963 Mercury over the tortuous 12.4 miles to first place in the stock car division in a record 14:17.4.
Glenn (Fireball) Roberts of Daytona Beach, who switched from Pontiac to Ford in April, won the Firecracker "400," averaging 150.927 mph, followed by two other Fords. With 10 laps to go four Fords led the race, then Tiny Lund blew a tire, and the 1961 Indianapolis winner, A. J. Foyt, blew his engine. Fred Lorenzen ( Ford) battled with Roberts, even under the caution lights, but Fireball won by inches on the last turn.