MARKET?Yearling Sales at Del Mar, Calif., conducted by Humphrey Finney's Fasig-Tipton Company and called by Auctioneer George Swinebroad, wound up last week with a total of 76 yearlings sold for a record average of $5,689. Another record at the Sales: $31,000?highest ever for California yearling?paid by Mrs. George Lewis of Los Angeles for a bay colt by Sullivan-Brave Gesture.
ROARING GRAND?Nick Egan, 14, of Flushing, L.I. won Grand American Handicap, biggest prize at Vandalia championships, by breaking 99 of 100 targets in regular shoot against 2,008 entrants, then knocking down 49 of 50 in special shoot-off with two other survivors. Runners-up: Harry Garey, 37, of Creve Coeur, Ill. and John Marcum, 57, of Louisville.
?Another 14-year-old, Dianne Williamson of Compton, Calif., won women's division of the Grand by breaking 95 targets out of 100.
?Arnold Riegger of Seattle broke 975 of 1,000 during week to win four individual titles and overall championship.
PRELUDE?In final warmup for Forest Hills, Tony Trabert, 1953 U.S. National champion and top-seeded for this year's tournament, beat Tom Brown of San Francisco 6-3, 6-3 for Nassau Bowl at Glen Cove, L.I.
?Louise Brough of Beverly Hills, also top-seeded at Forest Hills after leg injury disqualified Maureen Connolly, swept past Doris Hart of Coral Gables, Fla. 6-4, 6-4 in finals of Maidstone Invitation at East Hampton, L.I.
THE NATIONALS?The day after Nassau victory, Trabert entered Nationals at Forest Hills and stormed through first-round opponent; Dr. Hubert Eaton of Wilmington, Del., 6-0, 6-0, 6-1. In other opening matches:
?Vic Seixas, runner-up to Trabert last year and second-seeded for current tournament, beat Lieut. R. Spencer Brent of Dallas 6-1, 6-0, 6-1.