Caduceus ($3.90) opened Roosevelt Raceway's fall meet with a 2:00[4/5] mile, finished a head in front of stablemate Apmat in the $25,000 Spirit of St. Louis Pace at Westbury, N.Y. The 11-year-old New Zealand pacer, with Hugh Bell driving, led almost all the way, gave Billy Haughton's entry, Caduceus and Apmat, a one-two sweep of the race. SILVER SONG ($20.80) moved up from fifth at the top of the stretch to nose out Elaine Rodney in the $25,000 Jean Laird trot, at Yonkers, N.Y. Favorite Su Mac Lad, top trotting money-winner of all time, led for three quarters but faded to sixth as Mercury Stable's winner with Jimmy Cruise in the sulky led a fast field with 2:33[4/5] for the 1¼ miles.
HORSE RACING GEORGE H. BOSTWICK moved close to the $1 million mark in earnings of jumpers he had trained, when his 3-year-old bay, BARNABYS BLUFF ($4) won the $16,300 Elkridge Hurdle at Belmont. The $10,595 purse raised Bostwick's record earnings to $991,536.50.
Our Jeep ($6.40), after a three-month rest, found the firm Atlantic City grass course to his liking and broke the track record with 2:28[3/5] for 1½ miles in the $23.700 Ocean City Handicap. Ridden by Sammy Boulmetis fresh from a 10-day suspension the winner finished 3 lengths in front of favored Harmonizing.
Newmarket Yearling sales brought out a flush crowd of buyers who paid $2,151,442—a British record—for 435 yearlings at Suffolk, England. A filly by Grey Sovereign out of Ardue brought the highest price. $47,040, and will join her brother. Sovereign Lord, winner of the Richmond Stakes at Goodwood, in the stables of Sir Gordon Richards.
Kelso ($3), with Eddie Arcaro up, tied the track record of 2:00 for 1¼ miles, won the $109,600 Woodward Stakes at Belmont (see page 18).
MOTOR SPORTS—PETER RYAN, 21, driving a Lotus 19, finished the first Canadian Sports Car Grand Prix a lap in front of Pedro Rodriguez's Ferrari Dino at Orono, Ont. Ryan sped over the 250-mile course at an average speed of 89.64 mph but England's Stirling Moss, in an all-out effort to make up for too many pit stops, set a lap record of 1:34.2 though he finished third.
PENTATHLON—PAT DANIELS, Brigham Young freshman and runner-up to Joan Terry in last year's National AAU Women's Championship, turned the tables on Joan in the 1961 competition at Fort Collins, Colo. Although she won only the 200-meter run, Pat placed well in the other four events, had a 53-point margin over Joan, who 'took both the 80-meter hurdles and the broad jump.
TENNIS—U.S. DAVIS CUP TEAM defeated India 3-2, prepared to move on to Rome to tackle the Italians for the right to meet Australia in the challenge round. At New Delhi, Chuck McKinley beat 19-year-old Jaidip Mukerjea 6-4, 6-4, 9-7, paired with Don Dell to win the doubles from Ramanathan Krishnan and Premjit Lall 5-7, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2. Then he lost to Krishnan 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 3-6, 4-6, and Whitney Reed beat Mukerjea 6-2, 6-3, 6-3, Krishnan's two singles victories had been anticipated by tennis experts.
WEIGHT LIFTING—At dual meet in Warsaw, the U.S. defeated Poland 4-3, won all but the middle-heavyweight class and two others in which the Poles were unopposed.
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: CASEY STENGEL, 71, to manage the New York Mets, one of the two new-teams in the recently expanded National League, for the 1962 season.