Sport: Dog Fight

Two sleek greyhounds, Ballymack Border and Rossbane Dasher, were running neck & neck down the stretch. Suddenly Ballymack Border did what tiring dogs often do: he turned on his challenger, knocked him out of the race. The favorite, Rossmir Biddy, breezed past them both.

The red-light signal for a foul flashed on the tote board. By all the rules involving dogfights, it should have been declared no race and rerun later. The crowd of 26,000 expected just that. Instead the judges announced Rossmir Biddy as the winner.

That was too much for the crowd at North London's ugly, red brick Harringay Stadium....

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