Sport: Leading Man

Most policemen have flat feet, most jockeys small ones. Ted Atkinson's are size 4.

Last week Jockey Atkinson's custom-made, unrationed boots were in the stirrups of seven winners at Tropical Park. Florida's racing was only three weeks old, Phalean would not be open until late this week, but already he was the season's No. 1 jockey.

In a year when U.S. flat racing soared to a betting record of 710 million inflated dollars, hard-working Theodore Frederic Atkinson had cleaned up, too. He had ridden 200 winners in 1943, had been hailed at a...

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