Horse Racing: Two for the Money


Horse racing's an opium dream beyond all dreams ever spun, Where every sad bloke in the mob should have won every race that was run. —Grantland Rice

To hear the experts tell it, every horse in the field had a chance—except maybe Big Pete. Big Pete was a sprinter, a good one to be sure, but at the 1¾-mile distance of the Preakness, he figured to wind up, as horsemen say, "absolutely"—meaning somewhere up the track. But The Scoundrel, Quadrangle and Roman Brother had won five races and $188,000 this year among them. And then there was Hill Rise, beaten...

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