Priceless Gem was not entered in the $93,620 Selima Stakes at Laurel because of sore shins, so the race was just one more easy victory for undefeated (seven straight) MOCCASIN of Claiborne Farm. She won it, with Larry Adams up, by five lengths over Swift Lady. The victory, worth $57,603, made Moccasin the season's top money-winning juvenile filly with $209,517. Priceless Gem is next with $191,842 in earnings for her owner, Mrs. Ethel D. Jacobs.
HORSE SHOWS—In spite of a serious spill on the final night of competition at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg, KATHY KUSNER of Arlington, Va. and her jumper UNTOUCHABLE won the individual championship with 38 points to 28 for runner-up Mrs. Frank (Mary Mairs) Chapot. By gaining 134 points to Mexico's 50, the U.S. easily won the team championship. Canada and Ireland followed.
MOTOR SPORTS—After having tried every year since 1960, RICHIE GINTHER of Los Angeles finally won the Mexican Grand Prix, last of the 10 races that count toward the world driving championship. The win (202 miles in 2:08) was also the first in any competition for a Japanese Honda. Jim Clark, who had already clinched the world title with 54 points, was forced out on the ninth lap. In the point standings Graham Hill came in second with 40, while Scotland's Jackie Stewart finished third (33).
MILEPOSTS—APPROVED: Two more sites for National Hockey League franchises in the league's planned (1967) second six-team division, SAN FRANCISCO- OAKLAND and VANCOUVER ( B.C.). St. Louis and Los Angeles were named last summer. Under consideration for the remaining two places are Baltimore, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
NAMED: As manager of the Chicago Cubs, LEO DUROCHER, the volatile ex-manager of the Dodgers (1939-1948) and the Giants (1948-1955), replacing Head Coach Lou Klein. The change marked the end of Owner Phil Wrigley's five-year experiment with rotating coaches.
SYNDICATED: For an estimated $1.6 million, TOM ROLFE, 1965 Preakness winner and a prime candidate for 3-year-old colt-of-the-year honors. Raymond Guest, his former owner, retained 10 of the 32 shares and a stud fee of $10,000 was set. The syndicate will stand the colt at stud at A. B. Hancock's Claiborne Farm in 1967.
TRADED: KEN BOYER, the National League's MVP in 1964, to the New York Mets after 11 seasons with St. Louis, for Pitcher AL JACKSON (8-20) and Third Baseman CHARLEY SMITH. DICK SISLER, fired as manager of the Cincinnati Reds two weeks earlier, was hired as a Cardinal coach.
KILLED: BILL MAJORS, 26, BOB JONES, 30, and CHARLES RASH, 28, assistant football coaches at the University of Tennessee, when their car was hit by a Southern Railway train at a crossing in Knoxville. Majors, a member of a large and prominent Tennessee football family, and Jones, Baylor quarterback in the 1957 Sugar Bowl game, were killed instantly; Rash, a star lineman at the University of Missouri in 1957-58, died of head injuries four days later.