Sport: Darkness & Dollars

Although night harness racing (trotters and pacers) is a profitable enterprise in many U.S. localities, after-dark running races have made only a small start in one state (Oregon). Old-fashioned breed improvers are appalled at the very idea of displaying the sport of kings under lights; trainers, who like to work their charges in the cool of early morning, hate any thought of changing their customs; and jockeys dislike the idea of joining the nightworker class. But a few horse-park operators have been dreaming, somewhat wistfully, of the potentially big turnouts they might draw...

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