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August 15, 1955

A Roundup Of The Week's News

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Donna Floyd, talented Washington, D.C. prospect, beat Tina Rodi of Beverly-Hills, Calif. 10-8, 9-7, won National Girls 15-and-under title, at Chicago.

Fulton, Laddie Sanford's 8-year-old gelding, got skillful ride from Frank (Dooley) Adams, nation's top steeplechase jockey, finished 6� lengths in front of Mighty Mo, won top money in 52nd running of Shillelah Handicap at Saratoga, N.Y.


Misty Morn, Wheatley Stable's 3-year-old filly with Eddie Arcaro up, fell six lengths back of leader at outset, came up with rush on backstretch, outfought Blue Sparkler in humid 90� heat to win by neck in 32nd $61,800 Monmouth Oaks at Monmouth Park, Oceanport, N.J.

Parador, owned by Mrs. Harvey C. Fruehauf, carried Jockey Willie Hartack over muddy track to win $27,500 Sheridan Handicap for 3-year-olds by six lengths at Washington Park, Homewood, Ill. Hartack went on to score triple during afternoon, increased his national lead in victories to 235 against Willie Shoemaker's 229.

Determine, Andy Crevolin's plucky little gray colt, winner of 1954 Kentucky Derby, 18 out of 44 races, $573,360 (most ever by California-owned horse), was retired to stud, will stand at C. H. Jones' Ryana Ranch in California's San Fernando Valley.

Camarero, tiny Puerto Rican bay colt owned by Juan Coll Vidal, won 6�-furlong dash in slow time of 1:22 2/5, posted 55th consecutive victory to set new world record at San Juan, Puerto Rico.


American Automobile Association announced decision to "dissociate" from all auto racing after fulfilling 1955 commitments, ended 53 years' connection with sport. Reason: racing's emphasis on speed, power, endurance, not compatible with club's promotion of safe driving. AAA's move left 2,000 yearly races, including Indianapolis "500," looking for sponsor.

Mercedes-Benz continued domination of world auto-racing picture, won first two places in Swedish International Grand Prix as Argentinian Juan Fangio edged English teammate Stirling Moss by 10 yards. Italy's Eugenio Castellotti finished third in Ferrari, 90 seconds behind winner.

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