Sport: The $200 Horse

As a yearling, Counterpoint cracked a bone in his ankle, and it was questionable whether he would ever get to the races ("You wouldn't have given $200 for him," said his trainer afterwards). As a two-year-old, the colt raced only twice, earning a measly $700. This year, since running a dull eleventh in the Kentucky Derby, he has turned into the runningest three-year-old in the U.S. He broke the track record at Belmont to win the Peter Pan Handicap, captured the mile-and-a-half Belmont Stakes, bruised a foot so badly he was laid up for two months, then came back to win...

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