Sport: The Galloping Hatraclc

The most dramatic of U.S. race horses came into the world a goblinish sort of creature. As he grew, unlovely bones poked out his chestnut hide like tentpoles. He had an elongated neck. He slept standing up. The Galloping Hatrack looked like an appropriate steed for Sleepy Hollow's legendary horseman, but he had his own legend to make.

A good actor, he played his first big role in knee-deep mud at Churchill Downs, ploughed theatrically from last to first to win the 1918 Kentucky Derby. Suddenly the silence of amazement was split by a...

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