Sport: Derby

For months before the Derby one horse was talked of more than any other—Reigh Count, son of Sun Reigh and Contesina. Rumors had gone round that he had lost weight early in the spring, that his time trials were misquoted, that he had pulled a tendon, that he had been poisoned, but although everyone repeated the rumors few believed them. Reigh Count went to the post at 8 to 5. And on a sodden track at Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky., in front of 80,000 people, Reigh Count won the Derby by three lengths.

As usual the race lasted a little more than...

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