Sport: Long-Shot at Goshen

Until a year ago, Milwaukee Contractor Ralph H. Kroening raced his string of trotters mostly around Midwestern state fairs. Then he sent his driver-trainer, Guy Crippen, to look over a handsome two-year-old colt named Mainliner. Crippen liked what he saw. Kroening got on the phone and bought the dark brown horse for $25,000, sight unseen. He forthwith found himself too busy with defense work to watch his new trotter in competition (ten wins in 23 starts last year, one out of 13 this season). But last week, Contractor Kroening took a few days off, went to Goshen, N.Y. There, at the...

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