Sport: Drama at Flamingo Lake

It was so cold in Florida that the mink stoles and silver-fox jackets were not just for show. But while the weather was cold, the betting was hot. Eleven miles as the helicopter flies from Miami's glossy, crowded ocean-front hotels stands spacious Hialeah, overrun by footsore fugitives from crammed Northern tracks. Last week Hialeah presented one of the biggest, CinemaScopiest spectacles to be found on any U.S. race track.

Backdrop for Stars. Hialeah was built by a man who has long served Florida's spiritual needs rather than its sporting habits. Church Architect Lester...

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