Sport: $500,000 Stymie

Five years ago, when the red horse with the blond tail was born on a 970,000-acre Texas ranch, nobody had ever heard much about his father—but Stymie's greatgrandfather on both sides of the family was Man o' War. When he ran three years ago in a $1,500 claiming race, Stymie sank about as low as bigtime race horses can sink. Last week, by galloping home in the Gallant Fox Handicap at Jamaica, Long Island, Stymie became the second horse in history to earn more than a half-million dollars.*

Stymie was three lengths in front of the Argentine-bred Rico Monte, five lengths ahead...

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