Horse Racing: Noses for the Roses

One way to describe this week's 94th Kentucky Derby is to say that it bears a certain resemblance to a political campaign. The original favorite was Ogden Phipps's Vitriolic, last year's two-year-old champion and winner of $429,896, who has since developed weak knees and will sit out the race. Hirsch Jacobs' Wise Exchange made a good showing in the primaries, winning two big winter stakes in Florida, but he is footsore from his strenuous campaign (27 races in two years) and has also been scratched. There is no shortage of favorite sons: Derby officials predict a field of 17...

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