Sport: Debut at Three

At New York's Jamaica race track one day last week, more than 38,000 people turned out in a cold, windy drizzle to see a big grey run a mile and a sixteenth. The question before the grandstand: Is Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt's Native Dancer the same spectacular horse at three that he was at two, when he won nine races out of nine? Jamaica fans did not expect the full answer in one day, but, looking over the so-so field of horses running with the Dancer, they wagered that he would win his 1953 debut with ease. By the time the horses...

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