Sport: Proof Deferred

When three-year-old Hill Prince, top-flight Kentucky Derby hopeful, ran away with the six-furlong Experimental Free Handicap No. 1 at Jamaica a fortnight ago (TIME, April 17), a lot of people besides his jockey, Eddie Arcaro, were impressed. Last week the customers made him a 1-to-2 favorite in the second Experimental at a mile and a sixteenth. A victory at that distance would be proof that Hill Prince was something more than just a fine sprinter. Proof was deferred. Moving up at the five-sixteenths pole, Hill Prince scraped the rail, lost his stride,...