Sport: The Preakness

Early in the week, Baltimore began to sweat and shake with its annual seven-day fever over a horse race. Despite a change in jockeys and a jinx, the horse causing the highest rise in temperatures was Hoop Jr., a satchel-headed bay that won an easy six-length triumph at Louisville. There was no standout challenger until midweek, when Pavot turned in a sensational 1:59⅓workout (for a mile and three-sixteenths). By Saturday, 30,000 fans who shoved into Pimlico for the Preakness had just about forgotten that there were seven other entries.

Forgetting to quit, once he had been whipped to the front, was...

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