Sport: Neo-Classic

The early season races for three-year-olds—the Preakness, Kentucky Derby, Belmont and Dwyer Stakes—are races elaborated by tradition. The Classic, at Chicago's Arlington Park, run last week for only the third time, is not really a classic at all. But because it is the world's richest race for three-year-olds (winner's purse, $73,650), because Blue Larkspur and Gallant Fox, both champions, were the first horses to win it, the Classic has acquired importance without tradition. It attracted 65,000 turf folk to Arlington track last week and most of the best horses of the East and...

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