Horse of Distinction Sir: Re TIME, May 31: It was very refreshing to see a thing of beauty on your cover after a long succession of gimlet-eyed politicians, visionary healers, obtuse-browed soldiers, coelacanthine millionaires, foreign tyrants and dyspeptic men of utmost distinction . . .
Toledo ALAN KERR Sir: Not since the white horse came for Joe Palmer— have I seen such a story as yours ... I voice here the approving sentiments pf several members of this club . . .
CAMPBELL H. BROWN
Thoroughbred Club of Tennessee Nashville
I WANT TO COMMEND YOU ON THE OBJECTIVE COVER STORY ON NATIVE DANCER. IT IS RARE THAT THOROUGHBRED RACING IS FAVORED WITH SUCH ACCURATE COVERAGE.
J. SAMUEL PERLMAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER THE MORNING TELEGRAPH DAILY RACING FORM NEW YORK CITY
. . . Over here, the Dancer's reputation had preceded him, and he was no stranger . . . There is an old saying here that "Everyone is equal both on and under the turf" (meaning that everyone is equal at the races
— The New York Herald Tribune's late rac-ig expert (TIME, Nov. 10, 1952).
Letters to the Editor should be addressed to TIME & LIFE Building, 9 Rockefeller Plaza, New York 20, N. Y. and in the grave) ; it is probably this equality, together with the thrills and uncertainties of the sport itself, that makes it the most universal sport of all ...
FINBARR M. SLATTERY Asdee, County Kerry, Ireland
YOUR COVER JINX HAS ALWAYS BEEN EFFECTIVE BUT NEVER QUITE SO PROMPT AS IN THE CASE OF NATIVE DANCER. BY THE WAY, IN DANCER'S PEDIGREE YOU HAVE HIS PATERNAL GRAND DAM WRONG; THE DAM OF UNBREAKABLE IS IMPORTED BLUE GLASS, NOT BLUE
THE EDITORS THE THOROUGHBRED RECORD LEXINGTON, KY.
You state: "He (Native Dancer) has already matched the record of the great Man o' War—21 races, 20 victories—and he has more races to run." Native Dancer is now running as a four-year-old. Man o' War won all his races as a two-and three-year-old. The number is correct, but it has taken Native Dancer longer.
M. MILLER Lexington, Ky.
Re your equestrian cover: May I be one of the thousands who will ask how many times animals have graced the cover of TIME?
(CPL.) RICHARD S. COLE
U.S. Army Fort Knox, Ky.
Twelve: six horses, three dogs, two bulls, one seal.—ED.
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