Sport: Handicapper at Work

For the first time in his racing career, a handicap of 132 Ibs. had been imposed on Nashua (previous high: 130 Ibs.). It was an honest weight, designed to make a contest out of last week's mile-and-three-sixteenths Brooklyn Handicap. But the doughty businessmen who had paid the $1,250,000 tab to buy Nashua decided that they did not like the weight, refused to enter the great bay colt in the race. The man who decided on the 132-lb. impost: Frank E. ("Jimmy") Kilroe, New York State's racing secretary and handicapper.

Not for a moment had Jimmy Kilroe considered fudging his figures to...

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