Sport: Good Neighbor's Racetrack

To U.S. horsemen, stranded in Florida by the sudden curtailment of Miami's racing season (TIME, Jan. 25), came tempting news last week. Mexico's National Railway offered thoroughbred owners "a sharp reduction" in shipping rates from the border to Mexico City. Reason: on the outskirts of the capital, on land owned by the Mexican Government, workmen are putting the finishing touches on a magnificent new horse park, the Hipódromo de las Américas. When it opens March 6 it will bring back to Mexico a sport that vanished with the Revolution of 1910.

Mexico has never been a great horse-racing country. Though their ancestors...

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