Sport: Horses to Beat

For this time of year, it was oddly quiet in the blue-grass country of Kentucky. As a matter of fact, there had not been much talk about the wonders of homebred hay-burners since an upstart Texan named Assault romped off with the 1946 Derby. Now a fresh crop of upstarts was taking dead aim on the 1947 Derby target.

But so was a Kentucky-bred named Faultless—and it was just possible that the Kentuckians were keeping quiet because they knew they had a good thing. Big, brown Faultless was born within 70 miles of Derbyville. on Calumet Farm's 1,038 fat acres. In March...

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