Sport: Shadow Derby

The King and Queen were there. Otherwise, the third wartime running of the Derby at Newmarket last week was just a shadow of England's beloved annual spree.

Dwindling gasoline rations, fear of police checkups and painful memories of what happened last year, when an army convoy clogged the Newmarket road for three hours, kept thousands upon thousands of Derby regulars at home. Those who planned to go by rail found all special trains canceled.

Compared to the milling half-millions of pre-war years, or even the 50,000 who went last year, the 10,000 who succeeded in getting to the Heath last week were a...

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