Sport: Fading Hoofbeats

U.S. horse racing has become so organized that there has usually been racing every weekday every week of the year. Last Monday, for the first time in 13 years,* horse players were unable to place a bet anywhere in the U.S. Of some 15,000 thoroughbreds of racing age, not one was running. The 600 at Miami's Tropical Park were stalled when the track closed as a result of the Government's ban on pleasure driving. Those at New Orleans' Fair Grounds, the only race track open, were taking their customary Monday off —a practice instituted to stretch the track's allotted racing days...

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