Sport: Old Enough to Win

Even as a boy in Nebraska, Bion ("Bi") Shively was crazy over horses. By the time he was twelve, he was a full-fledged jockey, booting them home at the county fairs. At 17, Bi quit jockeying and transferred his affections to harness racing, a sport in which oldsters have long excelled. But a kid rider's hell-for-leather zest could not make do for the good, grey experience required to steer a careering sulky behind a winning trotter or pacer. Bi was still learning the rudiments of the harness sport in 1898 when he was called...

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