Sport: Long Story

A month ago, bookmakers were embarrassed when a horse named Linden Tree won a race at Agua Caliente at the surprisingly long odds of 9 to 1. They suspected that someone had "tampered" with the parimutuel betting machines— i. e., bet a large amount on other horses in the race at the last minute, to make the odds on Linden Tree go up. Three days later, Baron Long, hotelman and part-owner of the Agua Caliente track, admitted he had done the tampering. He said he had done it for a joke, to revenge himself...

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