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Real Secretariat story was great enough

“The Sting” came out in 1973, and I learned as a ninth-grader that film producers and directors don’t know a hoot about horse racing.

For youngsters out there, the film was a depression-era story about grifters and their desire to get even with a big-time gangster. It was some of the finest acting work by Paul Newman and Robert Redford.


The actual “sting” involved a bookie joint and horse racing. In one scene, Ray Walston (those in my era will remember him as My Favorite Martian) was announcing the odds and the payoffs.


Walston announced that a 2-1 shot paid $4 to win.


Even a nutty ninth-grader, at least one who grew up in New York, knows that a 2-1 shot pays $6. Didn’t any of those rich producers, directors or actors go to OTB?

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IF someone told me that this was a story about a Red horse with White and Blue sikls who started on July 4th in order to save the farm, who would believe that it was true?

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