NEW YORK: Yonkers Doodle

Until a decade ago, harness racing was a minor, pastoral sport, largely confined to county fairgrounds and camptown tracks. Then the trotters were brought to the big city, presented to the racing public at night in big, new floodlighted tracks, and built up to a major sporting enterprise. Today harness racing is a $430 million-a-year business, the fastest-growing spectator sport in the U.S. With so much money and public interest, it was almost inevitable that the bumpkin sport would catch the eye of big-city racketeers. Last week in New York, as a...

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