Horse Racing: Laurels for Arts and Letters


For the first half of the season, it looked as if Arts and Letters was destined to become one of history's great also rans. Paul Mellon's wiry three-year-old lost by a neck to the magnificent California chestnut, Majestic Prince, in both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. The Prince was favored to take the Belmont Stakes and thereby become the first thoroughbred to win racing's Triple Crown since Citation turned the trick in 1948. But the race was not even close: guided by the steady hand of Braulio Baeza, Arts and...

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