Sport: The Graw

It was at Havre de Grace, the late Sam Riddle used to say, that Man o' War ran his greatest race. That was in 1920, when Riddle's Big Red, carrying the heaviest weight he had ever been made to carry (138 Ibs.), ran away with the Potomac Handicap in his usual style­and set a new track record for the mile-and-a-sixteenth while he was about it. Man o' War was in his heyday that year, and so was Havre de Grace. Halfway between Philadelphia and Washington, "the Graw"* drew crowds from 100 miles or more...

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