Sport: Almost as Grand National

There will be no Derby at Epsom, near London, this year. But for the Grand National Steeplechase, staged for 101 years at Aintree—"on the safe side" of England—the British Government last week lifted its ban on crowd-gathering (no more than 15,000 in one place at one time), permitted the chase to be held as usual.

Except for the predominance of khaki in the stands and air-raid instructions on the programs, there was nothing to remind 100,000 Englishmen, gathered at Aintree last week, that they were at war. Around babbling bookmakers they swarmed, slapping down shillings on the favorites: H. C. McNally's Royal...

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