Horse Racing: Sweet Revenge

Willie Shoemaker was in a snit. He was also in a quandary. In the Kentucky Derby, two weeks before, Willie had wound up a dismal third on the favorite, Rex Ellsworth's undefeated Candy Spots. Now, as the band played Maryland, My Maryland, eight thoroughbreds paraded to the post for the $180,000 Preakness at Pimlico. Candy Spots again was the favorite (at 3-2), and Shoemaker struggled with strategy. Should he try to match strides with Harry Guggenheim's pace-making Never Bend, the Derby runner-up? Or should he hang back until the stretch, then try...

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