Foreign News: Lucky

A handsome, wealthy young Briton came up from his country home one day last week to stay with his brother at the Ritz in London and have a talk with his doctor. Society reporters knew him as the Hon. Peter Beatty, one of Britain's "most eligible bachelors." Sportwriters had called him "Lucky" Beatty ever since 1938 when he became the youngest (28) owner ever to win the Derby at Epsom Downs (with Bois Roussel). In that same year Peter's Foxglove II (purchased the night before the race from his good friend Prince Aly Khan) took the Gold Cup at Ascot....

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