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Jack Regas, pint-size pilot from Livermore, Calif., warmed up with victory in two qualifying heats, next day bounced Seattle's Hawaii Kai III over choppy Potomac at record-breaking 105.799-mph average for 15 miles to win President's Cup at Washington, D.C., moved ahead of runner-up Miss Thriftway in APBA point standing. Race was marked by near tragedy when Shanty I, driven by Air Force Colonel Russell Schleeh, flipped at 150 mph; Schleeh was hauled out barely conscious but suffered only multiple bruises.
Belmont fans were given the Willies in big doses last week as deft-reining Jockeys Hartack and Shoemaker figured their achievements in dollar signs.
Hartack, heading hell-bent for new stakes record, pushed his total for year to 35, cracking own money-winning mark along way as he booted home Jewel's Reward in $37,175 Cowdin Stakes, later in week was up on nation's most expensive ($63,000) filly, Mrs. Charles Bay's unbeaten 2-year-old Idun, in $62,610 Matron Stakes to boost 1957 total to $2,394,586.
Shoemaker was aboard when old buddy Gallant Man, Ralph Lowe's plucky little 3-year-old, took to track for final tune-up before Woodward Stakes and responded to slight urging to outrun older rivals in track record 1:47 1/5 (for 1? miles) in $28,350 Nassau County Handicap. Three days later, Shoe roused Pucker Up to driving victory in $69,800 Beldame, drew big smile from Mrs. Richard Lunn when he steered 2-year-old Rise n' Shine, who cost Llangollen Farm's mistress cool $87,000 (most ever paid for colt) at Saratoga yearling sales last year, to first triumph.
DIED—Dr. Logan J. Bennett, 50, longtime conservationist, author, bird hunter, Outdoorsman of the Year in 1956, executive director of Pennsylvania Game Commission; of heart ailment, at Las Vegas.
DIED—Gerald Matthews Balding, 54, international polo star in 1930s, able horse trainer; of cancer, at London. England's top polo player, Balding was ranked at nine goals (second only to intrepid 10-goaler Tommy Hitchcock) in U.S. in 1936, later turned hand to training Thoroughbreds at his Weyhill stable for Ambassador John Hay Whitney, Alfred G Vanderbilt, Joseph M. Roebling.