S. G. Babbitz' Speed Rouser lived up to name, edged favored Racing Fool by neck, took $24,450 Great Lakes Stakes at Randall Park, Cleveland.
Trigonometry, 21-1 longshot, came from nowhere, ran off with $21,750 San Diego Handicap in track record time of 1:41 1/5 for mile and sixteenth at Del Mar, Calif.
Wheatley Stable's Misty Morn took some left-handed whipping from Jockey
, won $23,400 Diana Handicap by length and one-half at Saratoga Springs.
Walter Reed Swim Club broke two Canadian records, was clocked in 58.9 in women's 100-yard freestyle and 2:26.4 in 200-yard medley swim in Canadian Swimming and Diving Championships at Montreal. Mary Jane Sears
captured 200-yard breaststroke in 2:39.8 and 100-yard butterfly in 1:05.6 for two more Canadian standards, and Miss Dougie Gray of Walter Reed took 440-yard freestyle in 5:09.5 for still another Canadian women's record. Charles (Chuck) Stagman, 18-year-old Cincinnati high school boy, held up reputation for U.S. men, performed 200-yard butterfly in 2:21.7, 440-yard freestyle in 4:48.8 and 1,650-yard freestyle in 19:42.3 to crack three Canadian men's marks.
Bette Ford, 24-year-old novillera from McKeesport, Pa., made first appearance in Mexico City arena, had crowd of 50,000 in uproar, received two ears for day's work. Mumbled one masculine critic: "Apart from being a woman, a promising fighter."
Marion Garber, Toledo, Ohio wrist-flicker and sporting-goods salesman, captured all-round casting championship in National Fly and Bait Casting tournament at St. Louis. Mel Gavin, 16-year-old St. Louis high school girl, ran away with women's honors, won all-accuracy, accuracy baits and accuracy flies events.
St. Louis Fly and Bait Casting Club took team accuracy honors with 479 points.
, to vast relief of startled Oval onlookers, took test series from South Africa, three matches to two. England won final match with 151 and 204 to South Africa's 112 and 151 after Springboks had rallied to take third and fourth matches.
, race-car sportsman and veteran sailor, skippered Spindrift to victory in Atlantic Class national championships with five-race final point score of 81, at Sea Cliff, N.Y. Hoyt Perry was runner-up with 80 points, and Author John Hersey third with 77; all three members of Connecticut's Pequot Yacht Club (see page 24).
Fred Hibberd Jr. of Rye, N.Y., 16-year-old son of Lorna Hibberd, onetime women's national champion, captured Long Island Sound junior championship with 17 points, at Larchmont, N.Y.