Stables' Thinking Cap, 11-1 longshot in field of five, slopped way through mud,
took 86th running of $28,200 Travers Stakes at Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
2-year-old chestnut colt ridden by
, took command after 1� mile,
won $15,250 Saratoga Special Stakes (winner take all), by 1� lengths at
Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Dick Rohrer, 6-foot-1, 14-year-old from Rochester, N.Y. won 18th Annual Soap
Box Derby before crowd of 50,000 at Akron, Ohio.
200-pound pro from Southern Pines, N.C., came on strong and lucky to win George
May's soi-disant "World Championship" at Tarn O'Shanter Country Club,
Niles, Ill. Boros, 1952 World winner, fired 7-under-par 281 for 72 holes, two
strokes ahead of Freddie Haas. Big break came on 215-yard 70th hole when tee
shot bounced off crowd onto green. Payoff: $50,000 cash, all-expense paid
exhibition contract of 55 matches at $1,000 each, plus option for 50 more.
Minneapolis hit $5,000 jackpot at Tarn O'Shanter as she won third straight
World women's title with 72-hole total of 298, one ahead of Mary Lena
Moscow Dynamos, cavorting before 80,000 fellow Muscovites, edged England's
Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-2. At postgame dinner, peace-toasting victors
presented visitors with cameras and painted cigarette boxes. Wily Wanderers
reciprocated, got in plug for home town with gifts of Wolverhampton
, stringbean Royal Air Force bombardier, nipped Hungary's Lajos
Szentgali by step, equaled listed world record for half mile by clocking 1:48.6
in British-Hungarian meet before 32,000 at White City Stadium, London.
Hungary's Laszlo Tabori
crossed up London crowd expecting all-out assault on
world mile mark, concentrated on tactics instead of time, nosed out Countryman
Sandor Iharos by inches, was clocked in now mediocre 4:05. Chris Chataway of
Britain finished third. Tabori also won three-mile race in dual meet by
overhauling Chataway in stretch. Both were clocked in 13:44.6.
owned by New York businessman
Richard S. Nye
, took Fastnet Rock Challenge Race
with corrected time of 81 hours 43 minutes and 32 seconds.
British-American Cup contests for yachts of Six-Meter International class, four
victories to none, at Cowes.