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THE ZAPPER
John Walters
November 10, 1997
Hollywood Park isn't in Hollywood—it's in less fashionable Inglewood. We mention that because the track is the site of the Breeders' Cup (Saturday, NBC, 1:30 p.m.), whose marquee race, the $4.4 million Classic, this year is also misnamed. Kentucky Derby and Preakness victor Silver Charm is out with a blood disorder: his archrival, Free House, isn't entered: and another potential favorite, 5-year-old Gentlemen, has a fever. Since there's no coaxing Cigar out of retirement, you may want to heed the name of the tarnished race's early favorite and Skip Away from the tube.
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November 10, 1997

The Zapper

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Hollywood Park isn't in Hollywood—it's in less fashionable Inglewood. We mention that because the track is the site of the Breeders' Cup (Saturday, NBC, 1:30 p.m.), whose marquee race, the $4.4 million Classic, this year is also misnamed. Kentucky Derby and Preakness victor Silver Charm is out with a blood disorder: his archrival, Free House, isn't entered: and another potential favorite, 5-year-old Gentlemen, has a fever. Since there's no coaxing Cigar out of retirement, you may want to heed the name of the tarnished race's early favorite and Skip Away from the tube.

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