Sport: No More Pansies

California's glamorous Santa Anita race meeting, richest in the world ($1,160,000 in purses), is definitely called off for 1942. Stranded, at least for the winter, are some 1,200 thoroughbreds and their trainers, already quartered at the track when U.S. Army officials decided they would draw too big a crowd.

For some owners, like Whirlaway's rich Warren Wright, it will mean a considerable loss in racing income (Whirly was favored to win the $100,000 Santa Anita Handicap). But for the hundreds of hand-to-mouth horsemen, who can ill afford the $5 a day necessary to support...

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