HARNESS RACING—With both Canada's Armbro Flight and France's Roquepine scratched, LORD GORDON ($12.20), driven by John Patterson, beat Noble Victory in the last stride to win Roosevelt's $25,000 Gold Division of the Challenge Cup Trot.
HORSE RACING—Mrs. Peter Duchin's bay colt MR. RIGHT ($8.20), ridden by apprentice Ernest Cardone, took the $82,350 Dwyer Handicap at Aqueduct, beating Mrs. Ethel D. Jacobs' Exhibitionist by a nose. King Ranch's Buffle finished third, and the favorite, Amberoid, Reginald N. Webster's Belmont winner, came in fourth.
Aunt Edith, England's No. 1 filly last year, defeated favored Sodium, the Irish Derby winner, by half a length to win the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot, England. American George Pope Jr.'s Hill Rise finished fourth of five.
Top-weighted NATIVE DIVER ($4.80), with Jerry Lambert up, easily won the $162,100 Hollywood Gold Cup for the second consecutive year as he defeated Greentree Stable's O'Hara by 4� lengths. Travel Orb, who had beaten the Diver twice in recent weeks, was a neck back of O'Hara in third.
When JOLLY JET ($5.60), Ambassador Raymond Guest's 3-year-old. and Alfred Vanderbilt's SENSE OF RHYTHM ($8.40) finished in a dead heat in the first of New Hampshire's two sweepstakes races, the $89,250 Rockingham Special in Salem, N.H., confusion reigned. Everything had to be split—mutuel payoffs, purse money, prizes to sweeps ticket holders and even the blanket of roses, which was placed first on Jolly Jet, then on Sense of Rhythm.
MOTOR SPORTS—Out front all the way, Australian JACK BRABHAM won the British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch, England, wheeling at an average 95.48 mph over 212 miles and solidly moving into the lead (by 10 points) for the world driving championship. DENNIS HULME was second, GRAHAM HILL third, JIMMY CLARK fourth, and American DAN GURNEY ran just seven laps before retiring with engine trouble.
SKIING—Canada's NANCY GREENE won the women's special slalom with a combined time of 1:48.23 in Farellones, Chile in warmup races for the FIS World Ski Championships coming up in Portillo next month. Members of the U.S. team, Penny McCoy of Mammoth Lakes, Calif., Jean Saubert of McCall. Idaho and Wendy and Cathy Allen of San Pedro, Calif., captured the next four places.
SOCCER—HUNGARY, the last team to defeat Brazil in World Cup competition 12 years ago, did it again, breaking Brazil's record with a 3-1 upset victory in Liverpool, England (page 32). The Brazilians, however, were playing without Pel�, their superstar.
SWIMMING—TWO Russian girls set world records, but the U.S. TEAM, headed by Olympian Don Schollander, who won the 100-and 200-meter freestyles, won 11 of the 17 events for an easy victory over the Soviets in Moscow. IRINA POSDYNAKOVA, a 13-year-old Muscovite, clipped 2.4 seconds off her teammate Galina Prozumenshchikova's 200-meter breaststroke mark with a 2:43. Then, the next day, MISS PROZUMENSHCHIKOVA, an Olympic gold medalist, broke the 100-meter breast-stroke record with a 1:15.7.
TENNIS—The Richey family swept the national clay courts in Milwaukee as CLIFF defeated Wall Street businessman Frank Froehling, 13-11, 6-1, 6-3, for the men's title, and his sister, NANCY, won her fourth straight championship, beating Stephanie DeFina of Hollywood, Fla. 6-2, 6-2.