Sport: Classic Example

When Assault romped home in the Kentucky Derby at 8-to-1, the smart horse players said, "Wait for the Preakness." In the Preakness, Assault beat Elizabeth Arden's Lord Boswell by just a neck. In the Belmont Stakes, last of horse racing's Big Three for three-year-olds, great gobs of smart money again went on Lord Boswell he finished fifth, 5½ lengths behind Winner Assault.

That was the clincher. No one could deny any longer that Assault, the Texas-bred chestnut with a clubfoot, had what it takes. His 1946 earnings of $339,720 were an alltime high for...

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