Sport: Pride of the West

California-bred Your Host had won February's $136,900 Santa Anita Derby, but most Eastern racing fans had to be shown why that entitled Californians to think he would win the Kentucky Derby. The East's stubbornly simple logic was based on the facts that 1) only one California horse, Morvich in 1922, had ever won the Kentucky Derby, and 2) Your Host had never run against the best of the three-year-old crop. Last week at Kentucky's Keeneland Track, Movieman-Owner William Goetz and his Louis B. Mayer-bred colt put on an impressive show.

Trainer Harry Daniels had shipped along some California hay to mix...

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