Harness Racing: A Better Bret

New York's Roosevelt Raceway called the fourth race one night last week the Revenge Purse. Two weeks earlier, the New Zealand-bred gelding Cardigan Bay, a robust ten-year-old whose credentials included the banking of $517,500 since he arrived in the U.S. two years ago, had outraced a supercharged (48 victories, four defeats) adolescent named Bret Hanover for the $65,000 Pace of the Century at New York's Yonkers Raceway. At the $50,000 Revenge, four-year-old Bret squared matters with a vengeance. While Driver Frank Ervin sat smiling in the sulky, Bret danced twice around the half-mile track in 1 min. 59 sec.,...

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