Sport: Pace & a Mousetrap

Jockey Ted Atkinson knew Capot's peculiarities like a book: "If some other horse cuts out a dizzy pace, he is bull-headed enough to want to run him down. If you take a hold on him, trying to save something for the end, he gets ornery and won't run at all." At the start of last week's long Belmont Stakes, toughest test of U.S. racing's "Triple Crown," Atkinson hustled Capot into the lead and prayed that nobody would press him.

Nobody did for the first half mile. But straightening out on the backstretch, Eddie Arcaro...

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