Sport: Watch Out, LeRoy!

Citation, the wonder horse, was rarin' to go, but his rider wasn't. Both were getting daily diathermy treatments; the horse for an old hip injury and Jockey Eddie Arcaro for a recent and painful dislocated shoulder. Muttered Eddie: "I can't hit a horse or anything." But rather than let another jockey ride Citation in last week's $25,000 Sysonby Mile at Belmont, Arcaro got a shot of novocaine in his lame shoulder and climbed aboard. If worst came to worst, he decided he could whip with his left hand.

The worst didn't have a chance...

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