Sport: Inferiority Complex

The sleek, black colt looked like a winner. Highbred and proud, Landau moved out of the paddock under the royal purple, gold and scarlet silks of his owner, Queen Elizabeth II. But his reputation had preceded him to the U.S. Every horseplayer who had come to Laurel, Md. for the third running of the Washington, D.C. International knew the skittish three-year-old as a notorious equine neurotic. Balky as a kid who always refuses to perform for company, he had an exasperating habit of quitting in a close stretch drive.

Still, the Queen did not...

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