Sport: Dancer's Luck

The Big Grey was in bad trouble. After a brisk nine-furlong workout at Belmont one morning last week, Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt's Native Dancer (TIME, May 31) pulled up with a sore right forefoot. Trainer Bill Winfrey could feel a suspicious warmth just above the hoof, but X rays showed no internal injury. Two days later, the colt galloped a couple of miles on the training track and snorted home with no sign of pain. Relieved, Winfrey began to step up the Dancer's training, but after a three-furlong breeze, the Big Grey came back in such distress that Owner Vanderbilt promptly withdrew...

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