Horse Racing: Looking for a Triple

"Sure, I plan my races," says Braulio Baeza, 25. "The trouble is that 80% of them turn out differently than I plan."

Like that $5,500 allowance race at Florida's Hialeah Park last week. The 9-2 third choice of the bettors, mostly because Baeza was on his back, Native Pitt broke slowly from the gate, was just beginning to make a move when he made a misstep and snapped both forelegs. Jockey Baeza reacted instinctively. Hauling violently on the reins, he somehow kept the staggering horse in a straight line. Finally he flung himself...

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