Sport: By a Neck

In the first dash for the rail at Pimlico's Preakness last week, Kentucky Derby Winner Dark Star shot into the lead. Dark Star had beaten Alfred Vanderbilt's Native Dancer in the Derby by following a simple script: get in front, out of trouble, and stay in front. But this time the Dancer, Jockey Guerin up, was not playing his part of the Derby script. Instead of getting banged early and boxed later, as he had in the Derby, Jockey Guerin kept the smooth-moving grey colt close on the pace, well out of trouble.

As the horses passed the half-mile mark, it was...

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