Sport: Longshot Parade

At six major race tracks across the nation, chalk-eaters (form players) were choking last weekend over a straight flush of longshots.

One of the few who thought Wisconsin Boy had a chance in Chicago's rich ($74,975) Arlington Futurity was Owner W. M. Peavey, a paper-mill operator from Ladysmith, Wis. His Wisconsin Boy romped home, paying $38 for $2. At Detroit, a longshot named Our Request ($23.60) galloped off with the Rose Leaves Stakes. In the Betsy Ross Stakes at Boston's Suffolk Downs, Growing Up ($30.20) surprised the connoisseurs. Colonel Mike, winner of the Lamplighter Handicap at Monmouth Park (N.J.), paid $21.60. In...

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