Sport: Shaw at Saratoga

At Saratoga Springs, N. Y. the elm trees are so huge that from the air the town (pop.: 13,000) looks like a dense forest. There what seemed like the most successful U. S. racing season in 20 years last week reached its climax—a month-long meet in which 600 of the best thoroughbreds in the U. S. will compete in 185 races for $350,000 in prizes.

Principal diversion at Saratoga, after each day's races, is gambling in roadhouses like the Brook Club and the Piping Rock. Last week gambling-room proprietors expected to be allowed...

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