Sport: Who Won, Oct. 10, 1938

> Billy Direct, four-year-old pacer: a mile race (against time) in 1 min. 55 sec.; at long last breaking world's record of 1:55∧ which has stood since 1905 as the greatest speed of a harness horse (pacer or trotter); at Lexington, Ky. Next day, six-year-old Greyhound, No. 1 trotter of the decade, stepped a mile in 1: 55¼ breaking the 1:56 world's trotting record* he set a year ago.

> Airman William E. Boeing's Porter's Mite: the $70,000 Belmont Futurity, world's richest race for two-year-old thoroughbreds; defeating George Widener's Eight Thirty by a nose;...

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