Sport: Richest in History

The weather was clear, the track was fast, and the stake, $205,700, was the richest in the history of thoroughbred racing. Except for the absence of three topflight four-year-olds originally slated to run.† the fourth running of the Santa Anita Maturity had everything the most exacting railbird could ask of a great horse race.

Well on the outside in the field of eleven, at post position ten, was John T. De Blois Wack's big, bad-tempered colt.

Great Circle. While he had done well in numerous Western races and set a new track record in winning the...

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