Sport: Stunner at Belmont

It is an unwritten law that U.S. Presidents cannot be seen hanging around race tracks. For eight years, while he was President, Dwight D. Eisenhower hewed to convention. But last week, Horse Fancier Eisenhower (he has quarter horses at his Gettysburg, Pa., farm) stood in the rain at New York's Belmont Park with 51,585 other breed improvers to watch the 93rd running of the Belmont Stakes. For Ike, as for everyone else, the star attraction was Carry Back—a little, long-tailed colt who had won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. and needed only the Belmont to become the first horse in 13...

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