Zev defeated In Memoriam in the mile and a quarter match race for $20,000 at Louisville, Ky. He won by a nose after chasing In Memoriam to the last stride. It was possibly the closest finish in turf history.
Newspaper photographs showed the heads of the two horses on practically a deadline, with In Memoriam having a fraction the better of it. The crowd and In Memoriam's jockey believed he had won the race until Zev's name was posted.
Harry F. Sinclair, Zev's owner: " This is my happiest day! "
As a result of this victory,...