Sport: One Down

A half-dozen times, the morning of the race, Horse Trainer Jimmy Jones went out to test Hialeah Park's dry but spongy racing strip. Finally he decided that the best place was not along the rail, but about 15 feet out from it.

As post time drew near, he told Jockey Doug Dodson to stay off the rail, and added: "If none of the other horses make any real pace, just go ahead out there in front and stay in front." The jockey did just that. He never had to use the whip. He gave the big horse his head, and in track-record...

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