Sport: The Awful Truth

Ace Jockey Eddie ("Heady Eddie") Arcaro, riding Brookmeade Stable's Blue Hills, was two lengths in front as the horses flashed past the grandstand for the second time in last week's $15,000 added Pimlico Cup. As he had at the end of many a 1½ mile event, Eddie pulled up. Eddie's error: the Pimlico Cup, longest of U.S. stake races, is 2½ miles. The awful truth dawned when the other horses sped by and one jockey cried derisively: "We have to go around again, buddy."

Arcaro got Blue Hills going again but he finished second behind Pilaster. Said Arcaro: "Maybe I should have...

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