Sport: Thwack

Two snorting, supercharged horses clopped over the steeplechase course at Lancaster County (Pa.) fair last week. One horse eased past the other, the race was between the two. As he eased past his rival Jockey Moler brought his riding-crop down upon the shoulders of Rival-Jockey Fisher. Though no jockey may be penalized if in the frenzy of the home stretch he thwacks his mount, he shall be punished if caught in the act of thwacking a competing jockey. Moler passed the finish line ahead of his rival but was disqualified for striking him: the...

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