Sport: At the Peak

The first of four $100,000 & up races, which top California's long winter season of rich purses, was run at Hollywood Park last week. Fanfared as the "Race of the Year," the Hollywood Gold Cup offered bettors a star-packed quandary.

Heading the entry list were 1950's Horse of the Year Hill Prince, and Handicap Champion Noor. Right behind them, in anybody's book: the leading three-year-old filly, Next Move, and Calumet's handicap star, Ponder (total winnings: $541,275). Others which had to be given a chance at the weights: New York's Palestinian, California's On Trust and the 1946 Triple Crown winner, Assault. Noor, beaten...

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