Sport: The Kid with the Cold Eye

On a grey day at Jamaica last week, Jockey Gordon Glisson booted home his 249th winner of the year. No other U.S. jockey was close to him in the race to ride the most winners of 1949.* Half an hour later, while Glisson was trying for No. 250, he got in a jam on the far turn and his mount stumbled. He was pitched out of the saddle and lay still in the dirt until the ambulance arrived.

It was Glisson's first spill since four horses piled up in the stretch at Belmont Park last June. That day, with one jockey...

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