Sport: Phantom Race

The Pimlico Special was Citation's last race of 1948, and he was the only horse in it. As he paraded to the post last week, convoyed by three lead ponies, the track announcer added a little excitement to the occasion by sepulchrally reciting the list of Citation's triumphs. But more convincing evidence was right there before the eyes of 11,618 race fans in Baltimore: owners of the 20 rival horses that were invited to run in the race had given up trying to beat him.

There being no living horse to run against Citation in a winner-take-all race, many a...

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