Sport: Picking a Winner

The wise guys in Santa Anita's paddock winked at one another when they heard that Calumet Jockey Steve Brooks had had his choice and had "elected" to ride Ponder. It meant that Eddie Arcaro would be up on Citation, the other half of the Calumet Farm entry in last week's $50,000-added San Antonio Handicap. More likely, the wisenheimers thought, Brooks had been yanked off Citation after the wonder horse's defeat two weeks ago (TIME, Feb. 6).

When the bell sent nine starters thundering out of the gate, Arcaro had his hands full keeping Citation from charging into the lead. The big bay...

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