Sport: All Three

Nobody had a good word for Assault, but he had a way of winning. Red-faced Max Hirsch, his trainer, complained to newsmen: "If you had a horse that won the Derby and the Preakness, wouldn't you say he was a pretty fair horse?" Most of the 43,599 people who streamed out last week to watch the $100,000 Belmont Stakes apparently didn't think so yet. Elizabeth Arden Graham's moody Lord Boswell, which had already lost two of horse racing's Big Three to Assault, was the favorite again.

Belmont's mile-and-a-half is a long grind; the starting...