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First foal sired by Swaps poses with his dam, Sage Miss, at Darby Dan Farms, Lexington, Ky. shortly after birth. The bay colt could well meet the first offspring of his daddy's old nemesis, Nashua (SI, Feb. 10), in the 1961 Derby.

Top dog at New York's Westminster Show is Ch. Puttencove Promise, a white standard poodle owned by Mr. and Mrs. George Putnam, Manchester, Mass. With the 65-pound best-in-show is Handler Bob Gorman (right), Broadcaster Bob Wolff.

First peek at Sceptre, Britain's challenger in the America's Cup races off Newport, R.I. next September, was permitted last week in the dim interior of a shed near Glasgow where the boat-wrights of Alexander Robertson and Son, Ltd. are building the 34-ton, 12-meter yacht. Her hull is almost completed, and it is expected she will be launched in the early spring. Designed by David Boyd, "a traditionalist whose creations are always elegant," Sceptre will compete against the best of four U.S. boats. For details, see page 19.

Home plate away from home is reverently transplanted in Los Angeles Coliseum by Dodger Outfielder Gino Cimoli and Airline Stewardess Jean Dow, who escorted it from Brooklyn's Ebbets Field. Wistfully regarding the tender ceremony are (left to right): Gil Hodges, Ed Roebuck and Junior Gilliam.

Newest pair to break the oft-riddled four-minute barrier is Herb Elliott (right), victor by a foot, and Merv Lincoln. The Aussies were both timed in 3:59.6 on a grass track at Perth, the fastest clocking ever recorded on turf. The race was Elliott's third straight sub-four-minute mile, all within month.