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Overtrick, the favorite for the September 19 Little Brown Jug pacing classic, won the one-mile Geers Stake at Du Quoin in two heats of 1:58 1/5 and 1:57 3/5.
HORSE RACING—The richest filly in Thoroughbred racing history, Christopher Chenery's CICADA, was retired after throwing a stifle in her left rear leg. In four years she earned $783,324, won 23 of 41 starts and was voted the best filly as both a 2-year-old and a 3-year-old. She will be bred to Chenery's colt. Sir Gaylord, the favorite for the 1962 Kentucky Derby who was retired because of an injury the day before the race.
Greek Devil ($4.60) easily outran an oversize field of 16 to win the $33,135 New England Futurity by 3� lengths. The $20,500 netted by the 2-year-old colt's owner-breeder, James Arvanites, a welder for General Electric, will enable him to purchase a small farm for breeding more horses.
MOTOR SPORTS—EUGENE BOHRINGER of West Germany, the 1962 World Rally Champion, gunned his Mercedes 230 SL out of a ditch to win the 3,417-mile Spa-Sofia-Liege endurance run for the second straight year. The race was marred by the death of Japan's top driver, Giyishi Suzuki, who was killed when his Honda skidded across the road and plummeted into a 40-foot ditch near Ljubljana, Yugoslavia. His co-driver, Nuobo Koga, was hospitalized for light injuries.
The 1961 Indianapolis 500-mile race winner, A. J. FOYT, led from start to finish of the 25-mile US AC national sprint car race at the Du Quoin (Ill.) State Fair. Trailing him were "500" drivers Bobby Marsh-man, Chuck Hulse and Don Branson.
SHOOTING—LAURENCE MORE of Aberdeen, Md. won the Wimbledon Trophy, symbolic of long-range rifle supremacy, at the marathon National Rifle and Pistol Championships in Camp Perry, Ohio. He also took the Air Force Cup in the seven-event service-rifle championship and the Crowell Trophy.
SOFTBALL—JOAN JOYCE, a 23-year-old schoolteacher, struck out 18 and gave up only one hit in pitching RAYBESTOS of Stratford, Conn, to a 1-0 victory over Lind Florists of Portland, Ore. in the title game of the Women's World Softball Championship in Stratford. Outfielder Mickey Stratton hit an inside-the-park home run in the eighth inning to win the game. Miss Joyce, who was awarded the Most Valuable Player trophy, won four games (three of them shutouts), struck out 68 and allowed only one run in 34 innings during the tournament.
Unbeaten UNITED COMMAND, a team from Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Ala., won the five-day Worldwide Air Force Softball Tournament in Dayton. United had to play 10 innings against Air Force Systems Command of Kirkland AFB, Albuquerque in the championship game before a single by Nebraska Lavender loaded the bases and a sacrifice fiy by Bob Gibson won it 2-1.