Sport: Inflated Record

There were two hot horses in the Brooklyn Handicap last week, and if either won, Whirlaway's alltime money-winning record ($561,161) was sure to fall. Texas-born Assault, a chestnut, the swiftest thing on horseshoes in 1947, needed only $22,591 to catch up with Whirlaway. Stymie, another Texas horse —who usually does better when Assault is not around—needed even less.

As the five horses got away at the start, Assault stumbled and almost dug his nose in the dirt. Smart Jockey Eddie Arcaro quickly pulled him together, but Assault was already twelve lengths in the ruck. The only horse behind him was Stymie, a...

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