Horse Racing: Steel from Damascus

It took only two minutes in the $107,800 Woodward Stakes at New York's Aqueduct race track to convince the few remaining doubters that Mrs. Edith Bancroft's Damascus is 1967's top three-year-old. That became abundantly clear when Damascus flashed under the wire a good 10½lengths ahead of Dr. Fager, who beat him in the Gotham Stakes this April. And that was the least of the triumphs. In their first meeting at the Woodward, Damascus put a quick end to all speculation about whether he was a better—or at least sounder—horse than Ogden Phipps's...

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