Sport: Titan's Romp

The muffled rhythm of trotters' hoofs is daily music in little Goshen, N.Y., but the howling of hot-dog hawkers is heard only once a year—the day of the Hambletonian. Last week the hawkers were in raucous full cry for the Kentucky Derby of harness racing.

Even though the race was as much of a foregone finish as any horse race can be, some 14,000 fans were on hand. One of the biggest purses ($51,046.96) in the 20 years of the Hambletonian (14 times at Goshen) was at stake. A record 19 entries were in the...

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