Sport: Hot Spot

Citation, after galloping off with the $50,000 Tanforan Handicap, "cooled out" like a sound horse. But Trainer Jimmy Jones was suspicious: "He didn't seem to run as kindly as usual. Arcaro had to whip him repeatedly. When Citation is good, you don't have to touch him with a whip." Last week, three days after the race, Trainer Jones found the trouble.

Citation's left front ankle had developed a hot spot, which Jones described as "a slight seepage of joint secretion." It wasn't enough to force an ordinary horse out of competition, but Jones was...

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