Sport: Another for Big Red

Unlike Britain and France, which have long used a system of year-end ratings to evaluate top race horses the U.S. muddled along with no official formula for comparing its turf champions. Last month in Lexington, Ky., breeders of the Thoroughbred Club of America decided to do something about it. They agreed on a plan to standardize rankings of the nation's top-flighters with a system of handicap weights based on performances at a mile-and-a-quarter. It was to be called the Yardstick.

Last week, the first edition of the Yardstick (for 1948's three-year-olds) was made...

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