pint-sized riding wizard, booted home Athena at Tropical Park to become second
jockey to win 400 races (the first: Willie Shoemaker with 485 in 1953), was
awarded gold cup and 10-day suspension (until Dec. 16) for allowing mount to
drift out in race day earlier.
broke 18-race losing streak two weeks ago, responded to vigorous ride by
Apprentice Don Lewis, stormed through mud to take $34,750 California Derby at
Tanforan, San Bruno, Calif.
Jacobs' 3-year-old bay filly Searching eased into early lead, maintained
pressure under able ride by Conn McCreary to win by three lengths in $15,000
Gallorette Stakes at Pimlico, Md.
about to be sold at auction along with late William Woodward Jr.'s Belair Stud,
got nod from TRA as best 3-year-old colt, seemed almost certain to be
designated American champion later in week. Other TRA champions: Nail,
2-year-old colt; Nasrina, 2-year-old filly; Misty Morn, 3-year-old filly; High
Gun, older horse; Parlo, filly and mare; Neji, steeplechase.
, youngest member of Atlanta's most distinguished auto-racing family,
won 18 races with his 1955 Chrysler 300, set 22 speed records while earning
$33,790 and 9,596 points, drove off with 1955 NASCAR title.
, veteran Dallas strategist, and son James teamed up with Texans
George Heath, Ben Fain and P. H. Hodge to win 57� matches, took open
team-of-four championship in American Contract Bridge League national
tournament at Miami Beach.
, sharpshooting cuemaster, had his shots clicking, whipped Irving
Crane of Rochester, N.Y. 1500-676 to regain world pocket billiard championship
at Philadelphia. Mosconi immediately offered to defend crown against all
comers, tossed challenge at Harold Worst, world three-cushion titleholder.
Cork of Oakwood Lane, Dr. A. Harold Mork's 100-pound black Labrador, got every
duck and pheasant assigned to him in near-perfect trial on final day to run off
with National Retriever Championship Stake held on Conway ranch at Sacramento,
Hawaii's fast-moving Ford Konno dominated AAU All-America swimming team, was
named for five events (220-yard, 200-meter freestyle; 440-yard, 400-meter
freestyle; 800-meter relay). Other choices: Kerry Donovan, Hendrik Gideonse and
Dave Armstrong of Yale; John Glover of New York AC; George Breen of Cortland
( N.Y.) State Teachers; Yoshi Oyakawa, Dick Cleveland, Bill Woolsey and George
Onekea of Hawaii; Bob Mattson of North Carolina State; Bill Yorzyk of New Haven
Swim Club; George Harrison of Berkeley (Calif.) City Club; Jerry Harrison and
Al Wiggins of Ohio State; Gary Tobian of Los Angeles; Frank Brunell of
Philadelphia; George Holtrey, Bill Shriner and Jerry Holtrey of Huntington
( Ind.) YMCA; Reid Patterson of Georgia (honorable mention).