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Sport: Preakness

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Some people think of the Preakness as a preliminary to the Kentucky Derby but not the people who last week stood jammed along the fences of the Pimlico track in Maryland while two horses moved round the turn into the stretch, with the little jockeys hunched forward and moving their legs like frogs swimming—Ambrose on Edward Beale. McLean’s Toro, Workman on Harry Payne Whitney’s Victorian. Noses together, so close the jockeys could have whispered to each other, the humping horses moved toward the wire; nobody could tell which had won the $61,000 stake until a Number 7, Victorian’s number, went up on the board.

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