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WIN, PLACE AND GLOW
Robert Cantwell
August 29, 1977
The psychic could see a shining force field around the horses—but the hunches of other bettors were coming in as static over his ESP
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August 29, 1977

Win, Place And Glow

The psychic could see a shining force field around the horses—but the hunches of other bettors were coming in as static over his ESP

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He had not had a very good betting day, winning money on only three of the eight races, but he did end up even, and his supposedly psychic powers did rather well. His selections in the first two races were astonishingly accurate, and after the third race, in which he was simply wrong, he had picked three straight third-place finishes correctly, missed a fourth by a neck, and then had chosen a winner. His financial return was nil because of late changes of mind, a clerical error and his evident reluctance to bet on some of his own selections.

"I'm learning, I'm learning," Harribance said.

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