Sport: Papyrus

A Golden Age of turfdom seems at hand. Papyrus, winner of the 1923 Epsom Derby (TIME, June 18), and therefore technically England's greatest three-year-old colt, may cross the Atlantic for an international match race with his fleetest American contemporary, in October at Belmont Park, L. I.

Horse lovers of many nations thrilled at the news. Questions flew. Who will defend for America? Will Papyrus stand the voyage? Will Steve Donoghue, wizard English jockey, ride Papyrus? The date? The stakes? The winner?

The date will be early October, the stakes huge but of secondary...

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