The Stakes for Peace Handicap in Moscow went to APEX HANOVER, a 5-year-old trotter owned by Roy Cleveland of Harrisburg, Pa. and driven by his trainer William Fleming. Competing in three 1,600-meter heats with nine Soviet state-owned trotters, the American horse—the first to race in Russia since the 1917 Revolution—won with the lowest combined time for his two fastest heats.
HORSE RACING—Meadow Stable's BOLD EXPERIENCE ($8.20), Bob Ussery in the saddle, sprinted in the stretch to take the $100,000 Sorority Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Monmouth Park, N.J. She covered the six furlongs in 1:09[3/5]—the fastest time in the 9-year-old history of the race—in defeating Rhodie by 2� lengths in the seven-filly field. Favored Queen Empress finished third, two lengths behind Rhodie.
Old hat ($36), a 5-year-old owned by Kentucky Furniture Executive Stanley Conrad, led most of the way under Buck Thornburg to win the $121,930 Delaware Handicap, the world's richest race for fillies and mares, at Delaware Park (see page 56).
"My husband promised me a cottage on a lake for my birthday, but I'll tell him I just bought my present," said Mrs. Harry W. Morrison of Boise, Idaho, after shattering the world record for Thoroughbred yearling sales with the purchase of a son of Bold Ruler for $170,000 at the Keeneland, Ky. summer sale. The price she paid was $40,000 more than the previous mark, set by John Olin for a son of Swaps in 1961. Two other records fell at the two-day auction when 271 head sold for $4,743,800—an average $17,505 per horse.
MOTOR SPORTS—Britain's JOHN SURTEES drove a Ferrari a record average 95.56 mph for 15 laps around the N�rburgring course to win the German Grand Prix in Adenau, West Germany. Graham Hill, who placed second in a BRM, moved two points ahead of Jim Clark in the driver's championship standings with 32 when Clark withdrew from the race on the sixth lap with a burned valve in his Lotus.
SWIMMING—Nine world and 15 American records fell at the four-day National AAU Outdoor Championships in Los Altos Hills, Calif. (see page 16). DON SCHOLLANDER of Santa Clara, Calif. led the charge with world marks in both the 200-meter freestyle (1:57.6) and 400-meter freestyle (4:12.7), while his Santa Clara teammate, DICK ROTH, splashed to a new world record of 4:48.6 in the 400-meter individual medley, and Australian MURRAY ROSE of the Los Angeles A.C. set a 17:10.8 world record in the 1,500-meter freestyle. In the women's events PATTY CARETTO, a 13-year-old eighth grader from the City of Commerce ( Calif.) Swim Club established a world mark of 9:47.3 for 800 meters en route to a world record 18:30.5 clocking at 1,500 meters. Other women's world records went to SHARON STOUDER of the City of Commerce, 200-meter butterfly (2:26.4); MARILYN RAMENOFSKY of Phoenix, Ariz., 400-meter freestyle (4:41.7), and the SANTA CLARA "A" TEAM of Donna de Varona, Jana Haroun, Terri Stickles and Pokey Watson, 400-meter freestyle relay (4:08.5).
TENNIS—Led by Roy Emerson, who took two singles matches and won the doubles with Fred Stolle 18-16, 7-9, 5-9, 6-4, 10-8, AUSTRALIA overpowered Mexico 4-1 to win the American Zone Davis Cup semifinals in Mexico City.
Surprising ARTHUR ASHE, a UCLA senior from Richmond, defeated Clark Graebner 4-6, 8-6, 6-4, 6-3 to win the men's singles title in the Eastern Grass Court Championships in South Orange, N.J. Ashe had upset top-seeded Dennis Ralston in the quarterfinals and eliminated Defending Champion Gene Scott in the semifinals. The women's title went to top-seeded BILLIE JEAN MOFFITT of Long Beach, Calif., who outlasted Nancy Richey of Dallas 7-5, 3-6, 8-6.
TRACK & FIELD—At a meet in Prague, LUDVIK DANEK of Czechoslovakia whirled and heaved the discus 211 feet 9� inches, bettering by 5 feet 3� inches the world record set by Al Oerter last April.
MILEPOSTS—DIED: GEORGE M. ODOM, 82, whose career as a Thoroughbred jockey and trainer spanned 66 years, at a New York hospital. He began riding as an exercise boy for W. P. Burch (grandfather of Elliot) in 1896, and as a jockey (1898-1905) he had 3,063 mounts, won 527 races and finished in the money 1,466 times. Among his stakes victories were the 1902 Lawrence Realization aboard Major Daingerfield, and the 1904 Belmont on Delhi. (Thirty-four years later Odom became the first man ever to both ride and train winners of the Belmont when Pasteurized won the classic.) He became a trainer in 1907, and during his long career his horses earned a total of $3,714,525, passing the $100,000 mark 11 seasons. His most successful prot�g� was Louis B. Mayer's Busher, the best 2-year-old filly of 1944 and Horse of the Year in 1945. Odom himself was voted the top trainer of 1945 by the New York Turf Writers Association, and that year his horses earned $484,525—a career high.