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DOGS ON THE RUN

Feb. 07, 1955
Feb. 07, 1955

Table of Contents
Feb. 7, 1955

Pat On The Back
  • A salute from the editors to men and women of all ages who have fairly earned the good opinion of the world of sport, if not yet its tallest headlines

Boating
Bobsledding
Whitfield
  • Olympic Track Star Mal Whitfield of the U.S. runs, demonstrates and lectures in Northern Rhodesia at the end of a five-month international tour building good will through sport

Soundtrack
Spectacle
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Sporting Look
Steelheads
Column Of The Week
Football
Hockey
Golf
Horses
Snow Patrol
Fisherman's Calendar
Acknowledgments
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

DOGS ON THE RUN

Newest and fastest-growing greyhound track in the U.S. is the 5/16-mile oval at Phoenix, Ariz. Open only a year, Phoenix drew top dogs from all over the country and Mexico, a $10-million mutuel handle in 1954. The dogs themselves lead the lives of dogdom's royalty. They travel in special trailers, feed on choice cuts of horse meat, and are curried and combed by valets. To earn their keep the greyhounds run twice a week during racing season, can make as much as $120,000 in five years for their solicitous masters.

This is an article from the Feb. 7, 1955 issue Original Layout

Muzzled greyhounds burst from their starting-box compartments during night racing at Phoenix track

Long-striding greyhounds bound down track in hot pursuit of mechanical rabbit which stays 20 feet ahead. Dogs spend 4 hours before race in glass-enclosed pits where bettors can see they are not doped or fed

Churning up the dirt track, dogs head into turn. Besides being taught to chase rabbit, dogs must learn proper track etiquette—not to crowd, bite or foul the other dogs in the race

FOUR PHOTOSHY PESKIN