Sport: Comeuppance

It was a case of a good old horse against a good young horse. The youngster is Bret Hanover, the hulking (1,100 lbs.) four-year-old pacer whose 47 victories in 50 races made him the winningest race horse in the U.S. The oldster is Cardigan Bay, 10, a New Zealand-bred pacer whose own racing record showed 21 victories in 39 U.S. starts and total winnings of $586,981—$29,149 more than Bret Hanover. The race, a $65,000 stakes at New York's Yonkers Raceway last week, was appropriately called the Pace of the Century.

For a while it looked as though the two stars might be...

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