Sport: Millionaire Horse

Charging past the 16th-pole, the four great horses seemed almost to be running in harness. Tensely the crowd at Florida's Hialeah race track watched the melee of heads and hoofs. The spectacle was a tribute to the talent of Handicapper Charles McLennon, who had carefully weighted the entrants in the mile-and-a-quarter Widener. There was Nashua (running for the first time since he was bought by a syndicate from the Woodward estate for $1,251,200), lugging 127 Ibs.; "the Big Horse" was inching up gamely on Alfred Vanderbilt's Find (114 Ibs.). Between them, Brookmeade Stable's Sailor (119 Ibs.) hung on under his own...

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