Sport: Stay of Execution

When the pick of the nation's three-year-olds lined up for the Kentucky Derby a year ago, the name of Your Host was on every horseman's lips. The white-stockinged California sprinter, the favorite at post time, ran out of gas after leading for a mile, and finished ninth. But after that, he seldom ran out of the money. Your Host came back to beat such horses as Hill Prince and Ponder, had earned $384,795 for Movieman-Owner William Goetz when he broke an elbow bone in a spill at Santa Anita early this year.

Owner Goetz kept hoping the vets could save Your Host,...

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