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Prince John, Elmendorf Farms' lightly regarded chestnut colt, sprinted into lead at top of stretch, held on gamely as Jockey Angel Valenzuela lustily applied whip, edged fast-closing Career Boy by scant nose to win $282,370 Garden State, world's richest race, at Camden, N.J., helped muddle 2-year-old picture. Victory was worth spanking $157,918.50 to Owner Max Gluck, $15,791 to Jockey Valenzuela, paid off happy bettors at rate of $50 for $2.
Mister Gus, fast-moving 4-year-old bay son of Nasrullah, responded to Jockey Willie Shoemaker's urging, finished strong to take $100,000 William P. Kyne Handicap by 1� lengths in record-breaking time of 1:47 4/5 for mile and eighth at Bay Meadows, San Mateo, Calif.
Nasrina, another Nasrullah offspring, got away slowly, moved into position at proper time, stormed home first by almost two lengths in $86,700 Frizette Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Jamaica, N.Y.
Tulyar, glamour boy stallion whose purchase from Aga Khan for $700,000 by Irish National Stud created political furore in 1953, was sold to 10-man U.S. syndicate for $672,000, will be shipped to America next June (see page 11).
Joe L. Brown , 37-year-old son of Movie Comedian Joe E. Brown , was named general manager of cellar-chained Pittsburgh Pirates , succeeding expert manipulator Branch Rickey, who will continue to serve in advisory capacity. Brown's first job will be to find manager to replace fired Fred Haney (new coach of Milwaukee Braves); his second to get stumbling Pirates "back in the race and into the World Series."
Chicago White Sox made first big postseason trade, sent sure-handed Shortstop Chico Carrasquel and fleet Outfielder Jim Busby to Cleveland Indians for power-hitting Outfielder Larry Doby . Vice President Chuck Comiskey, firmly placed in Chisox driver's seat now that Frank Lane has gone, made two-for-one deal, enthused: "The search is over for a long-ball hitter."