HARNESS RACING—RALPH BALDWIN, driver and trainer for Castleton Farm (Speedy Scot), was the leading money winner on the 1963 Grand Circuit, with earnings of $299,899.
HOCKEY—CHICAGO won seven straight games before being held to a 3-3 tie by the Rangers. Glenn Hall's shutout (2-0) of Toronto was his third of the season—all against the Maple Leafs. MONTREAL won two and tied the Bruins 0-0 (Charlie Hodge's first shutout and Ed Johnston's second) to regain second place, one point ahead of faltering TORONTO (1-1-1) but 10 behind the Black Hawks. NEW York, with Jacques Plante back in the net, ran its unbeaten streak to four games before losing two and tying one, but with DETROIT gaining only a tie in four games, the Rangers climbed into a share of fourth with the Red Wings. Before tying the Canadiens, BOSTON defeated New York 5-3 for its longest unbeaten streak of the season—two games. Then Montreal beat the Bruins 3-1 and spoiled all the fun.
HORSE RACING—This year's best 3-year-old filly, LAMB CHOP ($2.60), with Manuel Ycaza up and carrying top weight of 126 pounds, easily won the Firenze Handicap at Aqueduct by two lengths.
POCKET BILLIARDS—Defending Champion LUTHER LASSITER of Elizabeth City, N.C. outshot Eddie (Knoxville Bear) Taylor to win the World's All-Round title in Johnson City, Ill.
RODEO—DEAN OLIVER of Boise, Idaho, the national calf-roping champion, won the 1963 all-round cowboy championship at the six-day National Finals in Los Angeles. BILL KORNELL, 19, of Palm Springs, Calif. earned the bull-riding championship in his first year on the circuit and was named Rodeo Rookie of the Year.
TENNIS—CLIFF RICHEY of Dallas beat Lamar Roemer 6-4, 11-9, 6-3 to win the national indoor junior championship in St. Louis.
MILEPOSTS—DIED: LEE WALLARD, 52, the first man to win the Indianapolis "500" in less than four hours (3:57:38.05 in 1951), of a heart ailment in a St. Petersburg ( Fla.) hospital.