Sport: Cops, Robbers & Horses

Leaning against a clubhouse pillar, the bald little bookmaker in suede shoes chomped on a Corona and studied his manicured fingernails with ostentatious indifference. It was ten minutes before post time on the opening day of the brilliant $1,150,000 fall meeting at Belmont Park, New York State's biggest and handsomest track.

Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt was on hand to watch two fillies carry his cerise & white diamonds in their maiden tests (they finished one & two); so was Warren Wright, whose Citation, Coaltown and Free America would all race in the 18-day meeting. Hidden...

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