Sport: Young & Old Campaigners

The crowd at Manhattan's National Horse Show last week had something special to watch. Along with the traditional pomp and splendor, the show offered such a competitive match as had not been seen at the National for years. The big event: the international jumping, with teams from Mexico, France, Ireland, Canada and the U.S. The chief competitors: Mexico's famed Brigadier General Humberto Mariles, 1948 Olympic champion, and France's brilliant Pierre d'Oriola, this year's Olympic winner. As it turned out, Mariles and D'Oriola had their duel—but it was for secondary honors. The surprise star of the show, breaking a longtime Mexican monopoly:...

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