Sport: The Fix

It was the last steeplechase race of the season at Pimlico. Six horses were entered—and the riders of all six had been fixed by a mysterious character identified only as "John." One jockey took a stranglehold on his mount at the start and didn't let go until far too late. One rider just eased his horse up at the 15th jump, another managed to fall off his. In writing the script the night before, the big problem was devising a not too apparent way to make the favorite, Gala Reigh, lose. Jockey Francis Passmore got orders to set a murderous early...

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