Sports: Furlongs Behind

Horse racing hoped to ride Seabiscuit to revival. It's time for another plan

And down the stretch they come at Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course on a bright Wednesday afternoon. Today the home of the Preakness Stakes and the famous Seabiscuit--War Admiral match race of 1938--perhaps the sport's greatest moment--is host to a $14,500 claiming race, and Robin des Tune, at 13 to 1, leads by three lengths. The chestnut filly gallops past 8,000 empty seats and withstands a late charge by Halo's Gem, the favorite, to seal the win. In the once exclusive box seats, Constantine Kimos, a retired butcher surrounded by a dozen desolate rows, glances at his card. He had two bucks...

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