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"What would you have me do?" Dancer asked mildly.
"Well," said the newsman, "scratch him."
For a moment Dancer stared at him.
"Scratch him?" Then he laughed. "Shoot, this race is worth more than The Hambletonian."
"Yeah, but...." said the newsman.
"I'll never forget something Del Miller said a long time ago," Dancer interrupted. "He said, they don't win no money in a glass cage. Heck, you can't run scared. Look at the political assassinations we've had the last six or seven years. What do you want everybody to do, stop running for President?"
The newsman said he didn't think they should stop running for President.
Out in the area in front of the clubhouse, people with money in their hands were staring at the program and wondering where they had to go to get a little action. The Futurity was a nonbetting race—the seventh time in his last 10 races that Nevele Pride has been closed out at the mutuel windows—and some of the betting fraternity were restless.
"What kind of garbage is this?" asked Joe Costino, a round little man from West Nyack, N.Y. "So who cares about the short price? I just feel for people who want to bet horses."
"Aw, who needs him at that price?" said Larry Bauman of Yonkers. "I got a rule: you don't get the price, you don't bet. Right?"