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Sport: Scoreboard, Jun. 22, 1959

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¶Trouble struck swiftly as the field pounded through the final turn in the gist running of the Belmont Stakes, third jewel in horse racing’s Triple Crown for three-year-olds. Black Hills slipped on the muddy track, went down with Jockey Eddie Arcaro and rolled on him. Lake Erie, following close behind, stumbled over the tangle. Lake Erie’s Jockey Wally Blum was unhurt, but Arcaro was hospitalized with a concussion and sprains. Black Hills, a foreleg fractured, was destroyed. The pile-up had no effect on the favorite, Brookmeade Stable’s Sword Dancer. Runner-up in both the Preakness and Kentucky Derby, Sword Dancer won by nearly a length.

¶ In the 94th renewal of the U.S.’s oldest intercollegiate sporting event, Harvard’s smooth-stroking varsity crew led from the start, fashioned a workmanlike 2½ length victory over Yale in a four-mile race on the Thames at New London, Conn.

¶In Mount San Antonio, Calif., Shot-putter Parry O’Brien broke his own world record with heaves of 64 ft. ½ in. and 63 ft. 9½ in. But because the throws were classified as exhibitions, they are not official, leaving his accepted mark at 63 ft. 2 in.

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