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Kentucky Derby winner Iron Liege and Preakness winner Bold Ruler will be at it again in this week's Arlington Classic for $100,000. Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons, Bold Ruler's trainer, related last week that his horse has had two shots for sleeping sickness but, "he'll be wide awake on Saturday."
Jimmy Carpenter, versatile Abilene, Texas teammate of Glynn Gregory (see page 20) will attend the University of Oklahoma on a football and baseball scholarship. Since OU and SMU, Gregory's chosen school, never play each other, Carpenter and Gregory will never match skills. Carpenter, like Gregory, was All-State in football and baseball.
Mexico is now turning its attention to baseball. Although Branch Rickey Jr.'s recent baseball school (a cover-up for a Pittsburgh talent hunt) was shunned, season attendance at the 30,000-seat Social Security ball park in Mexico City will be exceeded only by that in Chicago and New York.
The outdoor life is growing by leaps and bounds. By the end of the year the National Park Service expects at least 59 million visitors, up 4 million over last year. Most popular park is the Great Smokies in Tennessee (SI, April 22).