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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1957 June

Torpid Sets World Record in the William H. Cane Futurity Race

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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1 min., 07 sec.
A man holds an official program for the William H. Cane Futurity race at Yonkers Raceway; the race begins with Morris Eden in the lead; Meadow Lands falls going around the first turn, causing Great Adios and First Time to collide with him; Torpid and his jockey John Simpson take the lead and set the world record of two minutes, nine and one-fifth seconds.
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