Horse Racing: He's a Freak

A Negro groom stroked the colt's nose, trying to cairn him down while Trainer Eddie Neloy tightened the saddle girth. Looking on, a girl with yellow hair wanted to know why the horse was carrying 132 Ibs., like the program said, when everybody knows that a jockey only weighs 110 or so. "Lead weights," somebody said. "They stuff the saddle full of lead weights." Somebody else laughed. "This horse, they probably use gold bars instead."

Gun Bow was golden, all right. A sudden summer shower had turned the track at Chicago's Arlington Park...