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December 20, 1987

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. (AP) _ Dan Farrell of the New York Daily News has been named winner of the 1987 Eclipse Award winner for photography, the Thoroughbred Racing Associations announced Sunday.

Farrell, a photographer with the News since 1950, won the award for his photo of trainer Jack Van Berg and his colt, Alysheba, a few days before the Belmont Stakes.

Honorable mention went to John Lloyd of the Pasadena (Calif.) Star-News; Kathryn Dudek, Newsday; Robert Gilmour, Toronto Globe & Mail; and Jim McCue, Daily Racing Form.


INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Gary Stevens was bruised when he was thrown onto the Hollywood Park track as his mount fell Saturday, the first day the jockey had ridden since breaking his ankle in mid-November.

Stevens was leading in the third race aboard Natural San when the 2-year- old filly broke a foreleg, pitching the rider over her head. Stevens got to his feet almost immediately and walked off the track.

The 24-year-old rider took himself off his mount in the fourth race but returned to keep his commitments. He had five mounts and finished second with two of them.

He broke his ankle Nov. 14 in a starting gate accident at Santa Anita’s Oak Tree meeting.


TOKYO (AP) - He Zhuoqiang of China broke the world snatch record with a lift of 118 kilograms (259.6 pounds) Sunday in the 52-kilogram (115-pound) class in the Japan-China weightlifting meet.

The 20-year-old He’s lift was 1.5 kilograms (3.3 pounds) better than his own recognized world record of 116.5 kilograms (256.3 pounds), set in the Asian championships in Japan on April 17, and 500 grams (1.1 pounds) better than his own unofficial world record of 117.5 kilolgrams (258.5 pounds) set in China in November, Japanese official Tadayoshi Kato said.


LONDON (AP) - Light-heavyweight boxer Bobby Frankham, who had his British license taken away for punching a referee in the ring, thinks he can continue fighting in the United States.

The mass circulation News of the World on Sunday quoted the 23-year-old fighter as saying he still has a permit to box in the United States, where he figures the rules governing boxers’ licenses are not so strict.

″If you’re banned from fighting in one state, you can just move to another one or even change your name,″ Frankham was quoted as saying.

Last week, the British Boxing Board of Control took away Frankham’s license indefinitely after he punched a referee who had stopped a fight in his opponent’s favor.

According to the News of the World, however, Frankham did not see the action as a life ban and he vowed he would be back in a British ring.

″I hope to get my license back in a year’s time,″ he was quoted as saying.


PARIS (AP) - American champion Pat Porter won the Le Figaro men’s cross- country race Sunday while another American, Lynn Jennings, finished third in the women’s race.

Porter, who recently took his sixth U.S. national title, ran 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) in 38 minutes even to beat Frenchman Pierre Levisse by nine seconds. French champion Paul Arpin was a late scratch for the race in the Bois de Boulogne.

Jennings was third in the women’s 4-kilometer (2.5-mile) race. France’s Marie-Pierre Duros won in 13:39, with another Frenchwoman, Florence Giolitti, taking second in 13:41. Jennings finished in 13:50.

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