Sport: The Derby Is Coming

This year's Kentucky Derby will be run at Churchill Downs this Saturday. Each year, in the past three years, there has been an outstanding winter-book favorite: in 1938, Stagehand; in 1939, El Chico; last year, Bimelech. But this year there has been no Big Horse.

Warren Wright's Whirlaway, top money winner among last year's juveniles, lost prestige in Florida in losing two of his first three races as a three-year-old. Our Boots, who showed his heels to Whirlaway in three races last year (including the Belmont Futurity), looked good to some folks—particularly his owner,...

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