HARNESS RACING—Chris Boring drove TRUE DUANE ($3.20) to a �-length victory over Easy Prom in the 1�-mile $50,000 Nassau Pace at Roosevelt Raceway.
Van Tatan Stable's bay colt GOLDEN MONEY MAKER, driven by Harold Dancer Jr., tied the nation's best time (1:58[4/5]) for 2-year-old pacers this season when he won his sixth race in 14 starts with a straight-heat victory in the one-mile $67,000 Fox Stake at the Indiana State Fair. Meadow Brick finished second.
HORSE RACING—T.V. COMMERCIAL ($6.80), with Pete Anderson up, gained a 3�-length victory over Gin-Rob in the first division of the $371,750 Arlington-Washington Futurity at Chicago's Arlington Park, while Willie Shoemaker rode Ogden Phipps's VITRIOLIC ($4.60) to a 3�-length win over Exclusive Native in the second division (page 91).
With Willie Shoemaker aboard, DAMASCUS ($2.60) won the 1?-mile $106,800 Aqueduct Stakes—his fourth straight stakes victory—by two lengths over Ring Twice.
Ogden Phipps' unbeaten QUEEN OF THE STAGE ($2.60), with Braulio Baeza aboard, scored a four-length victory over Meadow Stables' Gay Matelda, in the six-furlong $104,090 Matron Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Aqueduct.
The first legalized races for all-Arabian horses under pari-mutuel betting in the U.S. were held at Evangeline Downs in Lafayette, La., over the past week.
Harvey Peltier's 22-to-1 shot FUSILIER BOY ($46.80), with Henry Moreno aboard, won his second stakes race with a 4�-length victory over Ramsinga in the 1[3/16]-mile $118,100 Benjamin F. Lindheimer handicap on Arlington Park's turf course.
Laico Bird ($8.40), ridden by Bobby Harmon, earned Owner Floyd Jones Jr. first-place money of $228,300 and became the top-earning quarter horse in the history of racing ($343,863) in winning the $486,593 All American Quarter Horse Futurity—the world's richest horse race—at Ruidoso Downs, N. Mex. by a nose over Sea Nymph. The 2-year-old dark brown filly equaled the best time for the 400-yard race with a clocking of 20.11.
MOTOR SPORTS—MARIO ANDRETTI of Nazareth, Pa. won his second straight Hoosier Hundred in Indianapolis by beating current USAC big-car point leader A. J. Foyt (page 32).
Richard Petty of Level Cross, N.C., NASCAR's biggest Grand National winner with 71 career victories, took his 21st race of the year when he drove his factory-backed Plymouth to a record 130.423 mph and beat David Pearson of Spartanburg, S.C. and substitute driver Cale Yarborough by five laps in the Southern 500 at the Darlington ( S.C.) International Speedway. Four days later, at the 100-mile Buddy Shuman Memorial at Hickory, N.C., Petty, completing the last two laps on a flat tire, won his 22nd NASCAR race of the season. Then, at the end of the week, Petty won the Capital City 300 in Richmond, Va. and set a new single season earnings mark of $114,125.