Sport: Horse of the Year

There were only five horses in the race and Cornelius Vanderbilt ("Sonny") Whitney's Equipoise, the 1 to 5 favorite, had beaten most of them before. So there was not a great deal of betting on the Hawthorne Gold Cup Race at Cicero, Ill.., last week. Nonetheless, because victory would make Equipoise the fourth largest money-winning horse in the U. S. track history, the crowd at Hawthorne—which has failed to attract its share of Chicago's visitors this summer because of Cicero's unsavory Capone reputation—was larger than usual. At the post Equipoise, instead of fidgeting as...

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