Sport: Long Shot

Half a million persons, transported by boats, motor cars, trains and airplanes, gathered last week around the Aintree racing course, shadowed by the murk of Liverpool. They watched 16 horses charge, as though in a Cossack attack, at the start of the Grand National Steeplechase. Horses stumbled. Horses straddled hedges. Horses fell into ditches. Ten reached the finish line at the end 856 yards. Leading them was one the name of which the half-million scarcely knew−a 100 to 1 shot, owned by a woman, ridden by a former sailor−Gregalach II, a chestnut gelding.

Americans owned eleven of the horses which made the...

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