Sport: Agua Caliente

Turf enthusiasts heard sad news last week. On top of the bickering between Miami's two tracks (TIME, Dec. 21) and the announcement last week that Maryland bettors had wagered only $46.618,249 in 1931 ($1,218.427 less than the year before), came word that the Agua Caliente Jockey Club had suspended its meeting till Jan. 1, saw little chance of continuing thereafter.

Four hours by car, an hour and a half by plane from Hollywood, Agua Caliente is the most elaborate pleasure resort in North America. It was organized three years ago, largely by 34-year-old James...

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