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THE RACE STANDS ALONE AS A SPECTACLE OF TAUT DRAMA
Whitney Tower
May 09, 1955
It is minutes short of post time. The horses have left the paddock in a slow, cautious walk to the track. As they appear for the long parade-first to the right and down around the clubhouse turn, then back past the stands again on the trip to the starting gate at the head of the stretch—the band strikes up My Old Kentucky Home. Necks already strained and weary from nearly a day-long wait stretch desperately for a closer look. Here and there in the crowd of 100,000 pressed bodies a few tears flow, some lips quiver under the spell of the moment.
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May 09, 1955

The Race Stands Alone As A Spectacle Of Taut Drama

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