Horse Racing: Transistors from Panama


Looking over a list of leading jock eys recently, one American rider grumbled: "I'm going to Panama to become a U.S. riding sensation." He has a point.

In U.S. horse racing these days, the road to riches obviously starts in Panama. Last year Panama's Braulio Baeza took $2,951,022 in purses, second high est total in history; his countryman, Manuel Ycaza, has won more than 2,000 races in eleven years. The best grass-course rider in the U.S. is Heliodoro Gustines, and of the eleven top money winners so far in 1967, four are Panamanians: Baeza, Jacinto Vasquez, Lafitt Pincay Jr. and...

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