Sport: Straight Heats

The bettors liked Bangaway, an imposing bay trotter who had won most of his races this year, including four stakes. His backers were somewhat worried by the fact that in the field of 18, Bangaway and his rubber-tired sulky had been put in the 18th post position for the first heat—which meant outside in the second tier of starters. There is a sharp turn on the triangular track soon after the start, and it seemed possible that Bangaway might lose ground there or get in a tangle. Nevertheless, the mutuel patrons sent him off...

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