Epsom Derby

A black cat prowled about a London shop. Its side brushed softly against a small silver statue of Cragadour, Lord Astor's favorite for the Epsom Derby. The statue trembled, fell. Next day, all England heard of the incident. The next night the statue was stolen. Throughout England filtered a whispered nervous doubt.

People began to bet instead on Mr Jinks, a grey horse named by Ireland's President Cosgrave, with ancestry dating to 1774 and in whose long lineage there always has been a grey dam or a...

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