Golden Land, Andy Crevolin's three-year-old son of Bull Lea, got smart ride from Jockey
, pulled away in late stages after taking command at half-way mark, scored three-length victory in $50,000 Golden Gate Derby at Golden Gate Fields, Albany, Calif.
Racing Fool came on with rush, outran Jean's Joe in exciting stretch duel, took first money in $35,250 Blue Grass Stakes, prep for Kentucky Derby, at Keeneland, Ky.
Nance's Lad, 13-1 long shot, and Informant, who won last two times out, exploded myth of Boston Doge's invincibility, handed Paul Andolino's lethargic colt first defeat after 10 straight victories in $25,500 Swift Stakes at Belmont Park, N.Y.
Swaps, Rex C. Ellsworth's homebred chestnut colt fresh from successful campaign in California, with
up, flashed to easy 8�-length win in six-furlong Jefferson Purse at Churchill Downs, heartened horse players who have made him third choice behind
and Summer Tan in Kentucky Derby.
Our Babu staged great uphill run in last furlong, nipped favored Tamerlane by neck in 147th running of 2,000 Guineas Stakes, first of Britain's classic races for three-year-olds, before Queen Elizabeth and 75,000 fans at Newmarket, England.
University of Maryland's Dick Corrigan converted feed from Charlie Wicker into his fourth goal in closing minutes to give unbeaten Terps 9-8 win over Navy in rugged battle at Annapolis, Md., ending 19-game Middie winning streak and virtually assuring Maryland national championship.
Navy's smooth-rowing newcomers maintained steady cadence most of way, picked up beat to 39 near finish, overcame Cornell's late challenge, won 31st consecutive victory in fast 8:55 for 1� miles in Goes Trophy regatta at Annapolis, Md. Cornell was first in junior varsity, freshman races.
Penn responded to
Fred Lane's powerful stroking, staged tremendous closing sprint against wind on choppy Harlem River, nosed out Yale, beat Columbia by two lengths to take two-mile Blackwell Cup regatta in 10:40.4 at New York. Talented Penn crewmen also finished on top in three other races, tied Yale in freshman heavyweight event.