Sport: Something to Explain

The race was listed in the program as La Sorpresa, which in Spanish means the surprise. For most of Santa Anita's 23,000 customers, it was a big sorpresa.

Citation, the wonder horse, was carrying more weight (130 lbs.) than ever before, but he was the overwhelming favorite at 1-4. As he came charging into the stretch, there was only a stubborn grey horse from the Argentine, a 14-1 long shot named Miche, for the champ to catch.

Aboard Miche, smart, young (19) Jockey Gordon Glisson applied the pressure. At the eighth pole Citation was a...

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