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A Roundup of the Week Aug. 20-26
Compiled by Michael Jaffe
September 03, 1990
BASEBALL—Sun Chao-Chi pitched a two-hitter and struck out 16 as TAIPEI, TAIWAN, defeated Shippensburg, Pa., 9-0 to win the Little League World Series, in Williamsport, Pa. The title was Taiwan's 14th in 17 appearances (page 24).
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September 03, 1990

A Roundup Of The Week Aug. 20-26

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HARNESS RACING—JAKE AND ELWOOD ($4.20), driven by John Campbell, took the lead just before the half-mile mark and held on to defeat Road Machine by 2� lengths and win the Cane Pace, the first leg of the Triple Crown for pacers, at Yonkers Raceway. The 3-year-old bay colt covered the mile in 1:55[1/5], earning $97,310.

HORSE RACING—MISERDEN ($68), ridden by David Flores, took the lead down the homestretch to beat Notorious Pleasure by a half length and win the Cabrillo Handicap, at Del Mar. The 4-year-old colt ran the 1? miles in 1:48 and earned $187,300.

Beau Genius ($6.40), Ricardo Lopez up, rallied to defeat Tricky Creek by a nose and win the Philip Iselin Handicap, at Monmouth Park. The 5-year-old horse covered the 1? miles in 1:48[1/5] and earned $150,000.

Deposit Ticket ($4.60), with Gary Stevens in the saddle, cruised to a 4�-length victory over Fighting Affair in the Hopeful Stakes, at Saratoga. The 2-year-old colt ran the 6� furlongs in 1:16[1/5] and earned $139,680.

Who's To Pay ($4.40), under Jerry Bailey, finished strongly on the turf track to beat Jalaajel by a neck and win the Saratoga Breeders' Cup. The 4-year-old gelding covered the 1[1/16] miles in 1:46 and earned $93,570.

Lay Down ($11.20), ridden by Chris Antley, held off Quick Call by a nose to win the Forego Handicap, at Saratoga. The 6-year-old son of Spectacular Bid ran the seven furlongs in 1:22[4/5] and earned $51,840.

Black Tie Affair ($2.60), Jorge Velasquez up, beat Bio by 3� lengths to win the Equipoise Mile, at Arlington International Racecourse. The 4-year-old colt finished in 1:36 and took home $47,825.

MOTOR SPORTS—ERNIE IRVAN, driving a Chevrolet Lumina, defeated Rusty Wallace, in a Pontiac Grand Prix, by .21 of a second to win a NASCAR event at Bristol International Raceway. Irvan averaged 91.782 mph over the 500 laps of the .533-mile oval and earned $49,600. It was Irvan's first Winston Cup victory.

Ayrton Senna, driving a McLaren- Honda, led from start to finish to beat Alain Prost, in a Ferrari, by 3.55 seconds and win his third consecutive Belgian Grand Prix. Senna averaged 131.562 mph over the 44 laps of the 4.312-mile track and took home $137,866.

Al Unser Jr., behind the wheel of a Lola-Chevrolet, defeated Danny Sullivan, in a Penske 90 Chevrolet, by 28 seconds to win the Denver Grand Prix. Unser, who averaged 71.24 mph over the 80 laps of the 1.9-mile, 16-turn street circuit, collected $123,866. The victory was Unser's third in as many weeks.

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