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HARNESS RACING—DIE LAUGHING ($8.20), driven by Richie Silverman, came from ninth place to defeat Silver Almahurst by a nose and win the Woodrow Wilson Pace, at the Meadowlands. The 2-year-old colt covered the mile in 1:52[1/5] and earned $521,750.
Fortune Leader ($3.20), with Joe Marsh Jr. in the sulky, led from wire to wire to beat No Caveats by 12 lengths and win the New Jersey Sire Stakes, at Freehold Raceway. The 3-year-old colt went the mile in 1:54[2/5] and earned $18,050.
Miss Easy ($2.20), driven by John Campbell, raced to a three-length victory over Laugh Line in the Sweetheart Pace, at the Meadowlands. Miss Easy, who set a track record for 2-year-old fillies with a mile time of 1:52[3/5], collected $542,192.
HORSE RACING—RHYTHM ($15), ridden by Craig Per-ret, broke last but rallied to defeat Shot Gun Scott by 3� lengths and win the Travers Stakes, at Saratoga, and a purse of $707,100. The 3-year-old colt covered the 1� miles in 2:02[3/5] (page 34).
Double Wedge ($17.80), Robbie Davis up, came from behind to beat Reluctant Guest by three quarters of a length and win the Ramona Handicap, at Del Mar. The 5-year-old mare ran the 1? miles in 1:49 and earned $158,000.
Bearly Cooking ($18.20), with Don Simington in the saddle, took the lead down the homestretch to defeat Island Jamboree by a neck and win the Sangue Handicap, at Louisiana Downs, and a prize of $30,000. The 7-year-old mare covered the 1[1/16]-mile turf course in 1:42.
Personal Business ($7), ridden by Chris Antley, beat Buy The Firm by a nose to win the John A. Morris Handicap, at Saratoga. Personal Business, a 4-year-old filly, ran the 1? miles in 1:51[1/5] to earn $70,200.
MOTOR SPORTS—MARK MARTIN, driving a Ford Thunderbird, added to his Winston Cup point lead by defeating Greg Sacks, in a Chevrolet Lumina, by 1.7 seconds to win a NASCAR event in Brooklyn, Mich. Martin averaged 138.821 mph over the 200 laps of the two-mile high-banked oval and earned $71,200.
Geoff Brabham, driving a Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo, beat Davy Jones, in a Jaguar XJR-10, by 22.93 seconds to win an IMSA event and $40,500 in Elkhart Lake, Wis. Brabham averaged 113.111 mph for 39 laps of the four-mile road course.
SHOOTING—HARALD STENVAAG of Norway shot a 600 (out of a possible 600) to beat Norbert Sturny of Switzerland by one point and win the 300-meter free rifle prone title at the World Shooting Championships, in Moscow. Stenvaag's score established a world record, breaking the 1986 mark of Malcolm Cooper of Great Britain by one point.