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Poor Old Ariel Cross MEXICO CITY. D. F.. June 24.— Every race track in the world has its seamy side and the palatial Hipo-dromo de las Americas here is not an exception. There was a paddock sale recently of old thoroughbreds, spavined, knobby kneed, lame and halting. Prices were low, and rightfully so, for what was offered at auction, with few exceptions, represented a new low in horse flesh. Among the exceptions, and worthy of a better fate, was the one-time stake winner, Ariel Cross, former star of the H. C. Hatch stable, and now, provided he can.be brought to the track, a very lowly plater among platers who were never anything else. The once proud son of Ariel, out at Cross Village, by The Manager, one-time holder of the sprint record at Churchill Downs, holder of records at Santa Anita and other big-time tracks, winner of many handicaps and stakes, did not draw a bid. He was taken back to the bar on platers row. The old fellow has only three good legs.