Sport: Beginner's Luck

In Goshen, N.Y. they still have horses & buggies that go like the devil. Last week 25,000 city slickers and country bumpkins gathered at Goshen's Good Time park to watch nine of the classiest three-year-olds in the U.S. trot it out for the Hambletonian, richest ($40,000) and most renowned of the 25,000 harness races still held throughout the U.S. every summer.

Trotting enthusiasts are not much on betting, but they know their bosses. Even knee-high railbirds knew last week that E. Roland Harriman's Florimel, winner of last year's Kentucky Futurity, was the fastest stepper in the bunch. She had stepped a mile...

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