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REPEATER?Tom Frost, 19, of Newport Beach, Calif. won Heinzerling Trophy?emblematic of National Senior Snipe championship?for second straight year by taking two firsts, a second, a third and fourth in five-race series at Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio. Runners-up: Ted Wells, two-time International Snipe champion from Wichita, Kan.; Terry Whittemore of Middlebury, Conn.
HEAVY WEATHER?Commodore John Nicholas Brown's Bolero bored through a 30-knot wind on Buzzard's Bay to win Astor Cup race on final day of the 11-day New York Yacht Club cruise with a corrected time of 2:36.27. Runner-up: Carleton Mitchell's Caribee, with corrected time of 2:46.44.
DANCER BACK?Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt's great gray Native Dancer? Eric Guerin up?carried highest weight of career (137 pounds) to an awesome nine-length victory in seven-furlong sprint at Saratoga. Un-raced since he suffered foot bruise in May 15 Metropolitan, the gray horse now has record of 21 wins in 22 starts.
WHITNEY WINNERS?C. V. Whitney's 3-year-old Fisherman, bet down to nine to 20, scored a 2?-length victory over Mrs. Edward Lasker's Lychnus in 85th running of Travers, oldest stake race in nation. It was 14th success in 26 races for Whitney horses since Saratoga summer meeting opened Aug. 2.
STRETCH RUNS? Clearwater Stable's crack juvenile, Royal Coinage, began week by outsprinting previously unbeaten Royal Note of Wilton Stables in the six-furlong Sapling Stakes at Monmouth, then moved to Saratoga to nose out Whitney's Pyrenees in winner-take-all ($15,000) Saratoga Special.
PACE-SETTER?Harness Driver Billy Haughton's record-breaker with Hillsota in the Nassau Pace raised his victory total for year to 98?tops in nation so far this season and only 31 behind Levi Harner's all-time record of 129 set in 1952.
PRIZE CATCH?Sharpshooter Frank Selvy , who set collegiate scoring records (including an average of 41.7 points per game during the 1953-4 season) while playing for Furman College, signed with the Baltimore Bullets at a reported salary of $10,000. With the pros, Selvy will have to shoot even faster to keep up with a new rule sanctioned by N.B.A. officials: the offensive team must shoot within 24 seconds after taking possession of the ball.