Sport: Tropical Forecast

During the past year $517,382,107 were bet in the pari-mutuels at U.S. race tracks —$100,000,000 more than the national handle in 1940. Recalling that horse racing boomed during World War I, U.S. turfmen last week wondered what to expect in 1942, watched with fingers crossed the opening week at Miami's Tropical Park.

Cozy little Tropical, founded by ex-Bootlegger Big Bill Dwyer in 1931, is the perennial curtain raiser of the U.S. winter racing season. Snubbed by the East's upper crust and its gold-plated horses, Tropical managed nevertheless to keep things going until neighboring Hialeah...

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