Horse Racing: The Doctor Is the Best


The Doctor Is the Best

"Every thoroughbred champion wor thy of the name ought to prove him self carrying weight," says Veteran Trainer Johnny Nerud. And by that measure there has never been a horse to equal Nerud's own Dr. Fager. At New York's Aqueduct race track last week, the four-year-old bay lugged 139 Ibs.

in the seven-furlong $57,000 Vosburgh Handicap, the highest weight ever as signed by the track's handicapper in a regular stakes race. All the other horses carried 12 to 34 Ibs. less, but the Doc still turned the race into a scene from National Velvet. He broke swiftly...

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