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July 14, 1969
BOATING—Pam, an Australian entry skippered by Gordon Ignate, won the Scandinavian Gold Cup for 5.5-meter yachts at Hankoe, Norway. Nemesis of the United States sailed in second, and Fram IV, with Norway's Crown Prince Harald at the helm, was third.
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July 14, 1969

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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BOATING—Pam, an Australian entry skippered by Gordon Ignate, won the Scandinavian Gold Cup for 5.5-meter yachts at Hankoe, Norway. Nemesis of the United States sailed in second, and Fram IV, with Norway's Crown Prince Harald at the helm, was third.

S. A. (Huey) Long's famed Ondine, second in the Annapolis-to-Newport race two weeks ago, won the 2,790-mile Newport-to-Cork transatlantic race, finishing far ahead of the field, then ran aground on a sandbank. It took 20 minutes to get her out of trouble, undamaged.

Windward Passage, the scratch boat, was the early leader in the transpacific race between San Pedro and Hawaii as five yachts dropped out in gusty winds and heavy seas.

BOXING—The WBA flyweight champion, HIROYUKI EBIHARA of Japan, knocked out Mexico's Jose Garcia Lopez in the second round of a scheduled 10-round nontitle bout, in Okayama, Japan.

GOLF—Lee Elder's borrowed putter swung sweetly as he led the second and third rounds of the $125,000 Buick Open at Warwick Hills Country Club in Grand Blanc, Mich., but on the last 18 he lost his chance for one of the tour's rare victories by a black golfer as DAVE HILL took over to win with a final round 70 for a 277 total, 11 under par. Frank Beard finished alone in second place, two strokes back, and Homero Blancas, who twice tied Hill in the last round, double-bogeyed the 18th hole and finished at 280 for third place. Elder wound up at 286 after a final-round 80.

HARNESS RACING—In the annual Grand Circuit meeting at the Historic Track, Goshen, N.Y., SIR CARLTON won the Goshen Cup for 2-year-old pacers, BETTY HANOVER the Debutante Stake for 2-year-old pacing fillies, NARDIN'S GAYBLADE (page 46) the Historic-Dickerson Cup for 3-year-old trotting colts and FLOWING SPEED the Coaching Club Trotting Oaks for 3-year-old fillies. The Titan Cup for free-for-all trotters went to LADY B. FAST.

Nevele Pride set a world trotting record of 1:58 for the mile on a ?-mile track while winning the Laurel Raceway Invitational.

HORSE RACING—In the 1�-mile $107,000 Suburban Handicap at Aqueduct, Angel Cordero Jr. kept Dansar Stable's 6-year-old MR. RIGHT ($8) on top from wire to wire, withstanding a late surge by heavily favored Dike, to win by a head in a slow 2:04[4/5].

Lester Piggott rode Mrs. C. Oliver Iselin's WOLVER HOLLOW (8-1) to an upset victory worth $61,989 in the Eclipse Stakes at England's Sandown Park over the Duke of Devonshire's Park Top. Widow of a famous American yachtsman, Mrs. Iselin is 101 years old and on the point of dispersing her racing stable.

In the two divisions of the $50,000-added American Handicap at Hollywood Park, both favorites obliged the bettors. An Argentinian 4-year-old, FIGONERO ($4.60), won the first division by half a length on the 1?-mile course; in the second, POLEAX ($3.40) came from last place in a field of seven on the final turn to win by 1� lengths. In another Hollywood feature, the $54,650 Cinema Handicap for 3-year-olds on the turf, NOHOLME JR. ($12.60) gained a head victory, beating out Tell at the wire.

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