Animals: Sea Horse

The record for swimming San Francisco's Golden Gate (about a mile and an eighth) is 20 min., 44 sec. A few weeks ago the Olympic Club's Distance Swimmer Leslie Godfrey ("Buster"') Olds decided to have a shot at this 18-year-old mark. Horse Trainer Ritchie Roberts boasted that his 12-year-old, five-gaited horse, Blackie, could do better, made a bet.

Into the cold waters of San Francisco Bay last week went Blackie and Buster Olds, at the same time but from different points. Trainer Roberts trailed behind Blackie, hanging on to a cord attached to...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!