Sport: Wonderhorse

Alsab, wonderhorse of 1941, won't be three years old until April 15. But on New Year's Day, birthday of all U.S. thoroughbreds, Sab came of equine age with a birthday party fitting a crown prince.

Like a fairy tale goes the story of Alsab, son of a onetime race horse named Good Goods and a $90 mare. As a yearling, he looked so worthless he was knocked down for only $700 at the Saratoga auction sales. Last week, in front of the insect-proof cage that surrounds Sab's stall at Hialeah Park, his owner, Lawyer Albert Sabath of Chicago, set up champagne for...

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