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In the 2,000 Guineas, Britain's richest horse race, BALDRIC II, a 3-year-old colt owned by Mrs. Howell E. Jackson of Middleburg, Va. and ridden by Australian Jockey William Pyers, swept to a two-length victory over Faberge II in a field of 27 at Newmarket, England. The win established the American-bred son of Round Table as the early favorite for the Epsom Derby on June 3.
Jaclyn Stables' 4-year-old AHOY ($6.10), guided by Howard Grant and carrying top weight of 133 pounds, easily won the $57,700 Carter Handicap at Aqueduct.
Mrs. Paul R. Fout's 8-year-old MOON ROCK, with Joe L. Aitcheson Jr. in the saddle, romped to an eight-length victory in the four-mile, 22-fence Virginia Gold Cup timber race in Warrenton, Va. Hill Tie, the winner in 1962 and 1963, finished second.
JUDO—Japan's GOTARO UEMURA, 20, a graduate student in business administration at Monmouth College, Ill., won the heavyweight division and went on to take the all-round title at the National AAU championships at the World's Fair Pavilion in New York. His twin brother KENJIRO finished first in the 200-pound class, but lost to Gotaro in the all-round competition, as did the 165-pound class champion, JIM BREGMAN of Washington. The other individual winners were YUZO KOGA, 135 pounds; RENZO SHIBATA, 150 pounds; and HARRY KIMURA, 180 pounds.
MOTOR SPORTS—In one of the closest finishes in Formula I racing history, Australian JACK BRABHAM, driving one of his own Brabham cars, sped across the finish line half a car's length ahead of Britain's Graham Hill in a factory BRM in a Silver-stone, England international race. It was the second victory in three weeks for Brabham, who averaged 110.35 mph during the 152.27-mile race and set a new track lap record of 112.58 mph on the next-to-last trip around the circuit.
Texas Millionaire JIM HALL of Midland increased his lead for the SCCA sports car driver's road-racing title as he guided his Chevy Chaparral an average 88 mph to victory in the 150-mile Laguna Seca championship in Monterey, Calif. Dave MacDonald finished second in a Cooper Cobra.
ROWING—The eastern crews met in the first major cup races of the season and, with one exception they competed at the 2,000-meter Olympic distance. In its first start of the year, low-stroking Cornell, 1963's intercollegiate champion, defeated Syracuse and Navy for the Goes Trophy at Annapolis, and in Cambridge, Mass., HARVARD, another low-stroking crew, easily overpowered Princeton and MIT for the Compton Cup, setting a course record of 6:00.5 in the process. YALE rowed to its third straight season victory on New York's Harlem River, defeating Pennsylvania and Columbia for the Blackwell Cup at the 1 5/16-mile Henley distance (slightly more than 2,000 meters), and in Hanover, N.H., RUTGERS edged Dartmouth and Boston University for the Bill Cup.
SOCCER—A crowd of 100,000 packed Wembley Stadium in London to watch WEST HAM UNITED defeat Preston North End 3-2 for its first victory in the English Football Association Cup final. The winning goal was scored by Ronnie Boyce, an inside right, with less than a minute remaining.
TRACK & FIELD—Three colleges each won two championship relays at the two-day Marine Corps Relays in Quantico, Va. VILLANOVA, which had dominated the Penn Relays a week earlier with four team victories, was beaten in its first three races, then ran off with the 880-yard and collegiate two-mile relays on the final day. Senior Vic Zwolak also won the 3,000-meter steeplechase in what seemed to be a meet record 8:52.8—until the course was measured and found to be 191 feet short. NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE swept the sprint medley and 440-yard relays, and GEORGETOWN the four-mile and collegiate distance medley relays. Senior JOE LYNCH, who anchored the latter, went on to win the invitation mile in 4:09.6 and was named the meet's outstanding athlete.