Summer Tan, held in snug restraint in early going, moved up firmly and resolutely under urging of Derby-winning Jockey Dave Erb to win $84,700 Gallant Fox Handicap in track record 2:41 3/5 for mile-and-five-eighths at Jamaica.
Loppylugs, lop-eared 4-year-old bay gelding picked up by British Farmers John Beary and Norman Hines for mere $400, held off sustained stretch challenge by Larry McPhail's top-weighted (133 pounds) and costly ($196,000) Hafiz II to take 117-year-old Cambridgeshire Handicap at Newmarket. Next stop for Hafiz II: stud duty at Stallion Station in Kentucky.
Ark Royal, Pandie Sun and Fighting Force drove nose and nose for wire, finished that way in Hotham Cup at Melbourne for second triple dead heat in Australian turf history, first since 1904.
Montreal, despite injuries and other assorted ailments, perked up to hand front-running Detroit first defeat 4-3, outskated last-place Chicago 6-0, 1-0 to move into third-place tie with Boston, which won two out of three, in NHL standings. Second-place Toronto trounced New York 7-2 but lost chance for lead when Red Wings held firm to win 2-1.
Eddie Machen, the fast-moving, power-punching young Californian who has rolled up 18 straight and is considered by many to be slickest heavyweight prospect around, was named boxer of the month by NBA, which also paid left-handed tribute to retired Bobo Olson for "recognizing he has reached the end of the fistic trail."
Gil Cadilli, another of Manager Sid Flaherty's hopefuls, surprised fourth-ranked Featherweight Ike Chestnut with countering combinations, picked up 10-round split decision and prestige at Houston.
Vince Martinez, third-ranked but forgotten man of welterweight title sweep-stakes, continued to wage Manager Bill Daly's war of attrition against IBC, slashing and hooking one Jones Ford to win non-TV 10-rounder at Miami Beach.
HONORED—Herman Hickman, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED football columnist, winner of 1956 Touchdown Club award for "lasting contributions to football," in New York.