In Florida: Sweet Charity

Celebrity sporting events are like happy families in a Russian novel: they're all alike. Only the celebrities and the sports change. A number of celebrities, most of whom have nothing in common except that they are celebrities, get together to compete in a sport in which they have no expertise for a number of rewards, the most important of which is money to be donated to their favorite charities.

The George Plimpton Celebrity Challenge Cup Harness Race held recently at the Pompano Harness Track in Pompano Beach, Fla., was just such an event. There was a fruit pudding of celebrities: George...

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