Sport: Burying Swale

In a distressing horse melodrama mysterious enough for Dick Francis, Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes Winner Swale collapsed suddenly last week. Just eight days after his emphatic four-length victory at Belmont—the 1½-mile test of three-year-old champions—Swale returned from an ordinary gallop, reared up, tumbled over and died.

The pathologists' instant guess was that Swale's heart had failed, but in the autopsy no ruptures or lesions could be found. "We're really at a bit of a loss now," said Veterinarian Helen Acland. The brain tissue will not be fully examined for ten days; complete toxicity...

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