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AT SARATOGA last week the Oneonta Handicap rated as a small event. The track was sloppy and the purse was only $3,270. But the Oneonta Handicap will go down in racing's memory book, for it proved to be Native Dancer's last. Only two other horses could be found to run against him, but he ran the kind of race that has been his trademark—letting the others set the pace, then charging down the stretch to win by nine lengths. A few days after this historic picture was taken, the Dancer turned up lame and Owner Alfred Vanderbilt retired him permanently.
NATIVE DANCER'S MARGIN
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ENGLISH CHANNEL season opened officially when Robert Paysour, Gastonia, N. C., Brenda Fisher, England, Toufic Bleik, Lebanon, and Antonio Abertondo, Argentina left Cape Gris Nez to compete against 12 other swimmers. First at Dover was Portugal's Baptista Pereira (12 hours, 25 minutes) who staggered ashore, said port he drank en route helped him to win.
(SM)ALL-AMERICAN high-school stars from east (dark jerseys) and west fought to a 6—6 tie before almost 10,000 spectators in Memphis. Although Ken Lovelace(72), Indianola, Miss. end worked up plenty of steam with a 16-yard run in the third quarter(above), it was not enough to give east a winning edge.
MIGHTY BATSMAN Frank Kellert, san Antonio (Texas League) 1st baseman, stepped to the plate a third time after clouting two home runs in a game against Houston. Kellert connected sharply, but the bat flew apart. Although it broke his string of homers (Kellert hit two the day before) his broken-bat hit went for a single.
SHUTOUT PITCHER Andy Wasil, husky 15-year-old from stamford, Conn., trimmed Jackson, Tenn. 2—0 in Washington for Stamford's third Babe Ruth League title in three years.
JUBILANT PAKISTANIS leaped exultantly after administering humiliating defeat to England during important cricket Test (championship) match in London. Pakistan's victory made Englishmen feel as miserable as would a Giant fan if his team went hitless against Poughkeepsie.
RECORD-SETTING Austin-Healey "100," driven by its 56-year-old designer, Donald Healey, proved itself the fastest sports car in the world by zipping over a mile course on Utah's Bonneville salt flats at 192.62 mph. On the same day the English designer set nine other U.S. and International speed records in the 2,000-pound superstreamlined car. Earlier in the week Healey was pictured from a low-flying airplane as he drove the car at better than 190 mph.
SCARED RABBIT, running like a ferocious football player, wove expertly downfield past startled Ulysses Curtis, Toronto back, during exhibition game between Toronto and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Winnipeg Stadium.