Sport: The Race That Wasn't

Rain turned Tanforan's racing strip into thick, black gumbo. But it takes more than gumbo to stop Citation, a wonder horse in all weathers. Last week, in his first West Coast race, Citation sloshed effortlessly down the stretch to win his tune-up for next week's $50,000 Tanforan Handicap. His time was 1:12, one second off the six furlong track record. Explained Jockey Eddie Arcaro: "I didn't want to hurry him any."

Out of sight at Tanforan (in his stall) but not out of mind was Shannon II—a horse close to the heart of every...

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