Sport: Golden Gate

In the twelvemonth just past, U. S. citizens legally bet $408,528,000 on the horses. That was $117,000,000 more than they bet in 1939. Bets placed illegally with bookmakers amounted to an unknown sum. What might the figure be this coming year, with "defense" money bulging railbirds' pockets? Race-track owners last week rubbed their palms.

Seven years ago horse racing was a summer sport. But since the opening of California's Santa Anita Park and its $100,000 Handicap, winter racing has attracted all the top-notch U. S. stables, most of their top-notch thoroughbreds. Santa Anita's opening,...

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