Sport: From Missouri

Most of the 60,000 racing fans who jammed historic old Churchill Downs last week for the 64th running of the Kentucky Derby looked down their rosy noses at a big, rugged colt from Missouri named Lawrin. In the first place, he was not bred in fashionable Kentucky or Maryland, like the nine other three-year-olds who were parading to the post for the mile-and-a-quarter race. What was more, he was a "winter horse" (one who campaigns at tracks that operate during the winter)— and only one winter horse had ever won the Derby....

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