Sport: Dogs after Dark

To the dyed-in-the-wool horse bettor, dog racing is evidence that man will bet on anything that moves—be it kangaroos, chimpanzees or jumping frogs. Certainly a dog track is no place to admire the look of a dog: his face is wrapped in a muzzle that looks something like an air-raid warden's mask. But dog racing is an $81 million-a-year business in Florida.*

The crowds (2,600,000 last year) outnumber Florida's horse-race fans. Last week, thousands of Miamians saw the horses run at Gulfstream in the afternoon, then hustled down to the Biscayne Kennel Club to go to the dogs by night. The track...

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