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August 22, 1955

A Roundup Of The Week's News

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Christiana 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.

Polly's Jet, 2-year-old chestnut colt ridden by Eddie Arcaro , 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.


Julius Boros , 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.

Patty Berg of 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 Faulk.

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 glassware.

Brian Hewson , 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.


Carina, yawl owned by New York businessman Richard S. Nye , took Fastnet Rock Challenge Race with corrected time of 81 hours 43 minutes and 32 seconds. U.S. won British-American Cup contests for yachts of Six-Meter International class, four victories to none, at Cowes.

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