Sport: Double Disappointment

On the shore of the Atlantic and the shore of the Pacific one afternoon last week lusty boos arose from the throats of 116,000 racetrack fans. At Suffolk Downs, on Boston Harbor, 66,000 New Englanders, the second largest crowd ever to witness a horse race in the U. S. gathered to watch a loudly ballyhooed meeting of War Admiral and Seabiscuit, two of the seven entries in the $50,000 added Massachusetts Handicap. Three thousand miles away, in brand-new Hollywood Park at Inglewood, 50,000 Californians gathered to watch a highly touted race, for a $50,000...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

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