Hidden Valley Farm's NANCY JR. ($61.80), with John Sellers aboard, streaked to a 1� length victory over Gay Sailorette in the 1[1/16]-mile, $60,400 Kentucky Oaks Classic ( America's oldest 3-year-old filly stakes) at Churchill Downs with a time of 1:44.
George E. Robb's unbeaten chestnut colt, TUMIGA ($4.80), with Ben Feliciano aboard, became the first 3-year-old in 17 years to win the seven-furlong, $56,600 Carter Handicap at Aqueduct when he gained his sixth straight victory by beating second-choice Our Michael by two lengths.
Trainer Noel Murless and Jockey George Moore gained a rare sweep of the first two classics of the British season at Newmarket, England, as Jim Jiel's English colt ROYAL PALACE won the 2,000 Guineas by a head over France's Taj Dewan, and Bob Boucher's English filly FLEET beat St. Pauli Girl by� length in the 1,000 Guineas.
David L. Ferguson's 8-year-old roan gelding, LEEDSDON, with Joe Aitcheson Jr. up, took the four-mile Virginia Gold Cup Classic by 25 lengths and became the first horse in the 42-year history of the steeplechase to win three consecutive times.
MOTOR SPORTS—DENNIS HULME of New Zealand, driving a 1966 Repco-Brabham, won his first major international race—the Monaco Grand Prix for Formula I cars—finishing one lap ahead of three-time winner Graham Hill. During the race, Italy's Lorenzo Bandini crashed and was critically burned.
ROWING—Defending champion MARIETTA gained a sweep of the Mid-America Regatta on the Ohio River for the second straight year (page 30). In Boston HARVARD'S eight-oar varsity extended its winning streak to 24 as it took its fourth consecutive Adams Cup.
SOCCER—There was no change in the National Pro Soccer League's Eastern Division standings as the first-place PITTSBURGH PHANTOMS defeated the Baltimore Bays 5-3, the PHILADELPHIA SPARTANS tied Chicago 0-0, and the ATLANTA CHIEFS lost to California 2-1. In the Western Division the ST. LOUIS STARS beat Chicago 2-1 to remain in the lead, while the CALIFORNIA CLIPPERS moved into second with a 2-1 win over Atlanta and the third-place LOS ANGELES TOROS lost to the Toronto Falcons 3-1.
TRACK & FIELD—FORDHAM won its second two-mile relay over Villanova in two weeks when anchorman Jack Fath crossed the finish line at the Quantico (Va.) Games only a foot in front of Wildcat Dave Patrick (both collapsed at the wire from exhaustion). The two teams were timed in 7:29.6. Villanova, however, won the four-mile and distance medley relays. Voted the meet's outstanding athlete for the second time in three years was ED ROBERTS, who took the 100-yard dash (9.7) for the third straight year and anchored the Baltimore Olympic Club's winning invitational mile (3:14.6) and 440-yard (42.0) relay teams.
UCLA beat USC, 83-62, for only the second time in the 33-year history of the dual meet in Los Angeles as the Bruins' 440-yard relay team equaled the world record of 39.6.
VOLLEYBALL—The FRESNO ( Calif.) VOLLEYBALL CLUB, in a stunning upset, scored five straight points for a 16-14 victory over the defending champion Sand and Sea Tigers of Santa Monica to gain the men's title at the USVA national championships in Detroit. The women's division was won by the LONG BEACH ( Calif.) SHAMROCKS for the 10th time in 11 years. UCLA gained the National Collegiate title, and the Senior Men's (35 and over) Open went to the WEST SIDE CENTER of Los Angeles.