Recreation: Seven Men on Four Horses

Whether he does it at Monte Carlo's casino or a bookie's back room, the little guy who beats the big system is an odds-on favorite to become a national hero. And so, when an aptly titled long shot named Historic Value won the ninth harness race one night last week at New York's Roosevelt Raceway, the holder of the winning $132,232.80 ticket was hailed by every $2 bettor as the man of the hour.

But where was the man? The world's most valuable twin-double ticket was finally claimed, not on the hour but nearly two days later, and...

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