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June 13, 1955
If Nashua wins the Belmont Stakes this week look for a two-horse match race in August between Nashua and Swaps, the Kentucky Derby winner, for $75,000, winner lake all (see page 20).
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June 13, 1955

Current Week & What's Ahead

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If Nashua wins the Belmont Stakes this week look for a two-horse match race in August between Nashua and Swaps, the Kentucky Derby winner, for $75,000, winner lake all (see page 20).

In a rousing week for golf, Lieut. Joe Conrad, 25-year-old U.S. Air Force officer from San Antonio, Texas, became the sixth American in the last 10 years to win the British Amateur...Veteran Sam Snead posted a final-round 65 to beat the cream of the stay-at-homes and win the $15,000 Palm Beach round-robin on Long Island...and some 190,000 everyday golfers turned out on their local courses—in the fourth annual LIFE- PGA National Golf Day competition—to try to beat Ed Furgol's 72 (or Patty Berg's 77) for self-satisfaction and charity...some 35,000 did.

Stanford's "orphan" crew (rowing is not budgeted as a sport by the Stanford athletic department and oarsmen pay their own expenses) beat California in a dual three-mile race for the first time in 38 years at Redwood City, Calif. and prepared to blow $2,600 on a trip to the intercollegiate championship regatta at Syracuse, N.Y.

Bandleader Guy Lombardo—who quit big-time speedboat racing after Stanley Sayres's Slo-Mos outmoded his Tempo VI—has acquired a Tempo VII (a brand new 170-mph hydroplane) and will try to regain the Gold Cup on Seattle's Lake Washington this August.

Freshman Sprinter Bobby Morrow of little Abilene (Texas) Christian College ran 100 yards in 9.1 seconds (with a 7-mile breeze at his back) in the NAIA meet at Abilene. The wind spoils a record but Freshman Morrow overnight became one of the most promising figures in a new, fast-coming generation of U.S. trackmen.

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