Sport: Last Ride

Few 19-year-olds have been in the headlines as often as Jockey Earl Dew. Crowned U. S. riding champion of 1940, after nosing out another obscure 19-year-old named Walter Taylor on the very last day of the year, baby-faced Earl Dew was hailed as one of the most promising jockeys of his generation.

Last Sunday at Agua Caliente, the West Coast track where young Dew had won many a race, the management had arranged to present the champion with a gold watch, as a gala climax to the day's program. From the palatial stands the shrill yelling of 20,000 fans echoed through...

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