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Smart Deb ($7.60) stayed unbeaten, surprising highly favored Affectionately in the $102,760 Matron Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Aqueduct. Mrs. Russell L. Reineman's Chicago challenger pulled away in the stretch under Bob Ussery's whipping, finishing a length and a half ahead of Fashion Verdict. Affectionately faltered home a tired third.
Crozier ($9.80) burst out of the shadowy ranks of runners-up by beating a stellar field in the $106,300 Aqueduct Stakes. Fred Hooper's 4-year-old defeated Guadalcanal by half a length, with Ridan and Carry Back a close third and fourth in the mile-and-an-eighth event.
Hustling man ($11.40) won that annual Labor Day cavalry charge, the $222,850 All-American Futurity for quarter horses at Ruidoso Downs, N. Mex. Owned by J. B. Ferguson of Wharton, Texas, who entered a horse in each of the past three Futurities without success. Hustling Man hurtled through the 400-yard sprint in 20.3 to beat nine 2-year-olds.
HORSES—EBONY MASTERPIECE stepped ahead of 1.203 horses in the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville, and walked away with the $3,500 Grand Championship Stake. The new champion is a 6-year-old stallion, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hale of Gallatin, Tenn.
PARACHUTING—MURIEL SIMBRO, 35, outmaneuvered 34 rivals from 11 countries to win the women's jumping title in the concluding phases of the world championships in Orange. Mass. The easy falling Californian from Van Nuys also led the American women to first place in the women's team scoring. She was followed by Dagmar Kuldova of Czechoslovakia and Nona Pond of New Salem, Mass. James Arender of Tulsa took the men's title. Czech Vaclav Klima was second and Army Sergeant Dick Fortenberry third. Czechoslovakia won the men's team events and piled up 2,226.084 points to barely edge the U.S., which scored 2,225.852 points, for the overall victory. Russia finished third in the three-week fallathon that attracted teams from 24 nations, including one Yugoslav jumper who has refused to leave, asking to remain as a political refugee.
ROWING—GERMANY captured five gold medals and a bronze in the world championships in Lucerne. In an impressive display, equaled only by Germany's outstanding 1936 Olympic performance, the rowers won the pairs with and without coxswains, the coxed and uncoxed fours and the eights, as well as a bronze medal in the double sculls. Russia's Olympic gold medalist, Vyacheslav Ivanov, won the single sculls, and a surprisingly strong French team produced winners with Ren� Fuhamel and Bernard Monnereau in the doubles.
TENNIS—ROD LAVER ripped through the national singles at Forest Hills. N.Y. (see page 51) for the first Grand Slam since Don Budge did it in 1938. The redheaded left-hander beat Roy Emerson in the all-Australian men's finals, 6-2, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4. In the semifinals Laver lambasted a wriggling Rafael Osuna, the Mexican Davis Cup ace, 6-1, 6-3, 6—4. Emerson had earlier dashed the hopes of [the last American survivor. Chuck McKinley of St. Ann, Mo., 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-2. Margaret Smith, 20, the Australian loner, beat a revitalized Darlene Hard, 26, last year's champion, 9-7, 6-4 in the women's final. The powerful Miss Smith had to play brilliantly to beat another former champion. Brazil's Maria Bueno, in the semifinals, 6-8, 6-3, 6-4.
MILEPOSTS—DONATED: 7,764 more acres of timber to Maine's Baxter State Park by Former Governor Percival P. Baxter, 85, whose gifts to the park during the past 30 years now total a huge 201,018 acres, the largest individual donation of land ever turned over to a state for recreation.
DIED: MIKE KELSEY, 20, Southern Methodist football player who suffered a fatal heat stroke during opening day of practice, in Dallas. Kelsey, in whose name a scholarship fund is being established, was one of several heat-prostration cases incurred during practice sessions (see page 14).
DIED: MORTON L. RUBINOW, 35, noted bridge player and instructor, from a heart attack in New York. Rubinow, who played on the winning 1959 Masters' team and pairs and represented the U.S. in the 1960 world championships in Turin, was widely respected as a teacher who sought simplicity in bidding and a player who never complained about his partner's play.