Sport: Son of Bold Venture

In picking a winner, it usually helps to know a horse's pedigree. In picking the winner of the Kentucky Derby, which is run before the three-year-olds have learned all that even good trainers can teach them, pedigree is a prime consideration. Most of the crowd at Churchill Downs last week paid more attention to past performances.

Taking their tips from spring form charts, the customers pretty much narrowed the Derby down to a race between the California speedster, Your Host (9-5), and the Virginia-bred come-from-behinder, Hill Prince (2-1). The obvious question was whether Your Host could keep up his blazing speed for...