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At Keeneland, 2-year-old filly MOCCASIN drove around the field in the stretch of the $7,500 Green-tree purse and beat Fanrullah by three lengths in her fifth straight win of the year. Her time for six and a half furlongs was 1:18.
MILEPOSTS—DECLARED: By Frank Barry, Interior Department solicitor, in an opinion cleared by the Justice Department, that the Washington Redskins' exclusive contract for the use of federally built D.C. Stadium is a restrictive covenant in violation of antitrust laws. "Adherence to the covenant will allow the use of a public facility to perpetuate a private monopoly." The opinion was prompted by Representative William Widnall of N.J., who queried the Department of the Interior on behalf of a group of Washington businessmen interested in bringing an AFL franchise to the capital city.
NAMED: The DOLPHINS, by 662 of the 19,843 entrants in a name-the-team contest, the new AFL franchise in Miami, scheduled to kick off in the fall of 1966. Said Joe Robbie, co-owner of the franchise. "The dolphin is one of the fastest and smartest creatures in the sea. He can attack and kill a shark, or even a whale. Sailors say bad luck will come to anyone who harms one of them."
RECOGNIZED: The East German National Olympic Committee, by a majority vote of the International Olympic Committee meeting in Madrid. Beginning with the 1968 Winter Olympic Games in Grenoble, France, the Fast and West German teams will march in two sections but behind a common flag and with a common national anthem. However, the West Germans will be known as Germany, their counterparts as East Germany.
HOSPITALIZED: Russia High Jumper VALERI BRUMEL, record holder (7 feet 5� inches) and Olympic gold medalist, following a motorcycle accident in Moscow in which his right knee was fractured in two places. After surgery his doctors announced that it would be several days before they could tell whether he will be able to compete again, Six months before healing of the fractures is complete. Brumel's takeoff leg is his left—the uninjured one.
FIRED: BUNDINI BROWN, Abbott to Cassius Clay's Costello since shortly before Clay won the heavyweight title from Sonny Liston. Clay, who had Brown listed on his payroll as a trainer, now says, "He never trained me. He was just part of my clowning days...which are now over."
SOLD: For the highest price in the history of Standard bred yearling sales, SPEEDY STREAK, the bay full brother of Speedy Scot, by Speedster out of Scotch Love by Victory Song. John R. Gaines paid $113,000 at the first night session of the Tattersalls sales in Lexington. The previous high was $105,000 for Dancer Hanover, a pacer.
RETIRED: To stud in Dorset, England, MEADOW COURT, Irish-trained 3-year-old colt owned by Bing Crosby and Canadians Max Bell and Frank McMahon. Winner of the Irish Derby and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Meadow Court finished ninth two weeks ago in the Prix de l' Arc de Triomphe in Paris.