Sport: Kentucky Derby

Three days of fair Kentucky weather had made the track at Churchill Downs hard and dusty, a strip of yellow cardboard between the high white stands and the infield where, from an immense Maypole, hundreds of small flags slanted to the green turf. Mutuel clerks in their shirt-sleeves leaned in the windows along the brick terrace behind the clubhouse. Equipoise, the winter-book favorite owned by Cornelius Vanderbilt ("Sonny") Whitney, but no longer favored since his beatings in the Chesapeake Stakes and the Preakness, had been scratched because of a blind quarter (hidden...

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