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On the closing day at Delaware Park in Stanton, Del., OPEN FIRE ($10.60), owned and bred by Track President Donald P. Ross, took the $122,970 Delaware Handicap, the world's richest race for fillies and mares, by five lengths over Treachery.
"They say money is tight. It sure doesn't look that way here," said a horseman as he watched records tumble at the Keeneland Sales in Lexington, Ky. When the annual summer yearling auction had ended, 292 horses grossed the highest amount ever at Keeneland—$5,316,100 for an average of $18,206—and Johnny Longden, now trainer for Canadian Frank McMahon's stables, had paid an unprecedented $200,000 for a Bold Ruler-La Dauphine colt.
PENTATHLON—DENISE PASCHAL, 17, of the San Francisco- Oakland Laurel Club, outpointed Defending Champion Pat Winslow of the Millbrae ( Calif.) Lions 4,434 to 4,256 at the women's national championship in Millbrae, but she may not be awarded the title because of a protest by the Lions Club. Miss Paschal arrived an hour late for the meet, explaining to Referee Frank Geis that she was delayed because she had been in an automobile accident on the way. Geis allowed Miss Paschal to run the 80-meter hurdles and put the shot to catch up with the other contestants who had already completed both events. Meet Director Dr. Harmon Brown decided that no official winner would be named until the case has been judged by the AAU.
ROWING—ST. CATHARINES ROWING CLUB, host team for Ontario's four-day Royal Canadian Henley Regatta, dominated the championship as it won eight titles and took the team championship by 208� points over runner-up Undine Barge Club of Philadelphia. Winner of the single sculls for the second time in three years was DON SPERO of the New York Athletic Club.
SOCCER—" England, England," chanted the crowd as Queen Elizabeth presented the gold World Cup to Team Captain Bobby Moore after GREAT BRITAIN scored two goals in overtime to defeat West Germany 4-2 for the world championship (page 14).
SWIMMING—Two world records were broken and another equaled at the Los Angeles Invitational as Olympic Champion DON SCHOLLANDER swam the 200-meter freestyle in 1:57 (.6 under his 1964 mark), CLAUDIA KOLB had a 2:28 in the 200-meter individual medley (a full second better than the week-old pending record of Lynn Vidali), and POKEY WATSON matched Dawn Fraser's 1960 mark of 2:11.6 in the 200-meter freestyle. All three competed for the Santa Clara Swim Club.
TENNIS—Mrs. DONNA FLOYD FALES of New York defeated Rosemary Casals, who earlier beat Wimbledon Champion Billie Jean King, in the women's finals of the Eastern Grass Court Championships in South Orange, N.J., 5-7, 6-3, 6-0. TONY ROCHE of Australia gained the men's title with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 victory over Clark Graebner.
MILEPOSTS—LOST: One half share of the 1965 Atlantic Coast Conference football championship, by the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, after the school was penalized by the conference for giving illegal aid to two varsity players. ACC Commissioner Jim Weaver ordered all games in which the two boys played to be forfeited, including four ACC victories, and then banned the two players (whose names he refused to mention) from further participation in sports. With South Carolina's four conference wins given to the opposing teams, Duke, which had tied South Carolina for the championship, dropped to third place with a 4-2 record as North Carolina State and Clemson moved into a tie for the title with 5-2 records.
DIED: VESTER RICHARD ( Tennessee) WRIGHT, 45, leading horse trainer in the country in 1956, 1957, 1959 and 1961, of a heart ailment; in Detroit. Wright, who started out as an exercise boy at Foxland Hall Farm in Gallatin, Tenn., where his father was foreman, and left school after the third grade, had hopes of being a jockey, but he grew too heavy. He spent four years in the Air force during World War II and in 1948 moved to Detroit to begin his first year as a trainer for T. A. Grissom. In his career Tennessee trained some 1,800 winners that won more than $5 million.