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Gallant Man, Ralph Lowe's spunky little candidate for 3-year-old honors, had to get up and go when challenged by lightly regarded Bureaucracy in stretch duel, went far enough under Willie Shoemaker's firm urging (see below) to score by half length in 88th running of $44,000 Travers Stakes, nation's oldest stake race, at Saratoga. Explained Shoemaker: "He loafed quite a bit, and I had to shake him up twice in the stretch so he wouldn't dwell on me again."
Willie Hartack, in hot-riding streak (23 winners in week), got 6-to-1 shot Hasty Doll in front of pack when short-priced Poly Hi, winner of six straight stakes and leading 2-year-old filly money winner, proved to be reluctant, kept her there to win $103,325 Princess Pat Stakes at Washington Park.
INDUCTED—Maurice T. McLaughlin, who came out of California to blast his way to national singles title in 1912, 1913; R. Norris Williams II. titleholder in 1914, 1916; Mrs. Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman, national women's champion in 1909, 1910, 1911, donor of Wightman Cup; Mary Kay Browne, three-time titlist in 1912, 1913, 1914; into National Tennis Hall of Fame, at Newport, R.I.
DIED—Albert (Chalky) Wright, 45, fun-loving, short-term featherweight champion (1941-1942) who mixed wine, women and gambling with his lighting; of accidental drowning, in bathtub, at Los Angeles.