Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt's Social Outcast, 13-20 favorite to win $69,200 McLennan Handicap at Hialeah Park, Fla., got fierce stretch battle from long-shot Artismo, barely squeezed home in photo-finish in prep for $100,000 Widener Handicap.
Blue Butterfly, Irish-bred mare, swept into lead at turn, fought off Miz Clementine, captured $56,500 Santa Margarita Handicap, won filly and mare championship of Santa Anita, Calif. meeting.
Boston Doge, Paul Andolino's unbeaten colt, responded to urging of Jockey Eric Guerin, came from behind with brilliant burst of speed, charged to eighth straight victory in seven-furlong $20,500 Bahamas Stakes at Hialeah Park.
Gene Littler, smooth-stroking young pro, broke three-way deadlock on final round, finished with 275, took Phoenix Open by stroke over Johnny Palmer and Billy Maxwell, pocketed $2,400.
Hoot Mon, little 39-foot yawl skippered by Lockwood Pirie, finished fifth but took second straight 184-mile Miami-to-Nassau race on corrected time. Valiant, 52-year-old yawl, started from scratch, was first to cross finish line.
Carleton Mitchell's Finisterre, second to Hoot Mon in big event, braved high winds, heavy seas, won 30-mile Nassau Cup race two days later in 5:23 corrected time.
Dartmouth piled up 579.8 points, captured own winter carnival at Hanover, N.H. Slick Chiharu (Chick) Igaya led Indians with victories in slalom, Alpine combined.
Rudy Maki of Ishpeming, Mich. leaped 270 and 259 feet through swirling snow, edged Chicago's Art Tokle by 1.3 points, won national jumping title at Leavenworth, Wash.