Sport: Peewee Punter

Claude Elkins runs a poolroom in little Anna, Ill. Like millions of other hardworking U. S. citizens, he seldom sees a horse race but plays the horses nevertheless—wiring his $2 bets directly to the tracks because there is no handbook operator* in little Anna. Every racing day for nearly two years Peewee Punter Elkins has played a Daily Double (a pair of horses picked to win the first and second races of the day's card). But he always picked the wrong combination. Instead of quitting, he continued to pore over form charts, continued to...

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