Sport: Forlorn Hope

At Brussels airport last week, Bayeux, the fastest horse in Belgium, was coaxed into a plane. Two hours later, the plane put down at England's Bovingdon Airport to pick up another passenger. The Aga Khan's grey colt Nathoo, winner of the Irish Derby, was taken aboard. The flying horses were U.S.-bound on a forlorn hope: they were going to meet Citation, the greatest race horse of the day.

The transatlantic trip didn't do them any good. The plane, buffeted by headwinds, had to detour by way of Iceland. Nathoo took the pitching & tossing like a seasoned air traveler (which he isn't)...

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