Sport: Citation's Shadow

Back in the barn, the help call Calumet Farm's Coaltown "the Goose"; he has a way of outstretching his long, thin neck when he runs. On St. Valentine's Day at Hialeah Park last week, the Goose flew as he had never flown before. Flashing by the seven-furlong marker in 1:21 1/5 (world-record time), Coaltown was ten lengths in front and still pulling away. At the mile, stop watches caught him in 1:34 1/5 (a shade faster than Equipoise's world record set at Arlington Park in 1932).

Coaltown kept going, his jockey sitting as motionless in the saddle as a park policeman. At...

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