Under instructions from big boss Tony, local mobster boss Vince Shackman leans heavily on race horse trainer Mike Gann to settle his gambling debts by fixing a race, which takes quite a lot, including making a Panamese illegal jockey be replaced 'sick' by greenhorn Tracy Macgill, a niece of Jessica, who made a stop-over on the way to San Francisco to see her debut. When Tracey is arrested for the tranquilizer gun murder of Jack Bowen, Jessica fears the police won't solve the case and takes crash courses in betting and running a stable while investigating everybody involved, including unethical betting by the track security chief...
Did You Know?
The title refers to the results of a race where the first two contestants across the finish line are so close together that a winner cannot be determined. See more
When Jessica leaves the cab, as she arrives at the hippodrome, the cab starts to move on and some movie crew and the camera are seen reflected in the car's windows. See more
Separately, it's peanuts, Vince. Put it together, and we're chokin'.
How did we know Mike Gann was bettin' all over town?
I can add.
First Call (Call to the Post)
Traditional Bugle Call
At start of horse race. See more