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HORSE RACING—FOOLISH PLEASURE ($2.60), Jacinto Vasquez riding, posted his seventh success in as many starts with a six-length victory over Harvard Man in the $114,750 Champagne Stakes for 2-year-olds at Belmont Park. His time for the mile was 1:36.
Yves Saint-Martin rode art dealer Daniel Wildenstein's odds-on favorite ALLEZ FRANCE to victory in the 1�-mile Prix de l' Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp race course in Paris. The $300,000 winner's share of the $500,000 purse made Allez France the second filly in thoroughbred racing to earn more than $1 million.
MOTOR SPORTS—CARLOS REUTEMANN of Argentina, driving a Brabham-Ford, led from start to finish in the U.S. Grand Prix at Watkins Glen. EMERSON FITTIPALDI, in a McLaren-Ford, finished fourth and clinched the world driving championship for the second time in three years (page 88).
David Pearson, averaging 119.912 mph in a Mercury, finished 1.4 seconds ahead of Richard Petty, in a Dodge, to win the $161,877 Charlotte National 500, at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. A spectacular 10-car collision on the second lap knocked seven cars out of the race and resulted in injuries to driver-singer Marty Robbins, who required 32 stitches to close facial cuts.
TENNIS—JOHN NEWCOMBE defeated Roscoe Tanner 7-6, 7-6 in the singles final of the $50,000 Island Holidays Classic in Honolulu. Tanner avenged the loss, teaming with DICK STOCKTON to beat Newcombe and Owen Davidson 6-3, 7-6 in the doubles final.
Top-seeded CHRIS EVERT defeated Virginia Wade 6-3, 5-7, 6-1 in the final of the $50,000 Virginia Slims tournament in Houston. The $10,000 first prize raised Evert's earnings to $141,355 for the year. Evonne Goolagong withdrew from the tournament and forfeited her semifinal match to Evert, because of the sudden death of her father in Australia.
MILEPOSTS—INJURED: Locust Hill Farm's 2-year-old filly RUFFIAN, who suffered a hairline fracture of her right hind ankle. Unbeaten in five starts, the big filly will not race for the rest of the year.
NAMED: As general manager of the NL New York Mets, JOSEPH A. McDONALD, who has been with the club since it was formed in 1962, most recently as director of minor league operations.