Science: Whale Y. Horse

The race horse Equipoise (1928-38) was a big daisy on the U. S. turf. In six years of racing he won $338,610 for his owner, Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney. In 51 starts he finished first 32 times.* He was descended through a line of thoroughbreds from the great English-born horse, Eclipse, which was foaled in 1845 of mixed English and Arabian ancestry. In racing form, Equipoise weighed about 1,000 Ibs. When he died he weighed 1,150.

The white whale (Delphinapterus leucas) is a splendid denizen of the arctic deeps. The young, three or four feet...

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