Horse Racing: Vacation for Manny


If horse racing is the sport of kings, Carlos Manuel de Ycaza, 29, is the Black Knight.

A fierce-tempered Panamanian who prides himself on being a fine judge of wine and women (his wife is a former Miss Universe) as well as horse flesh, Manny Ycaza is a throwback to the old hell-for-leather days of racing— before sharp-eyed stewards and patrol cameras— when herding, crowding, blocking, intimidating, or even rapping rival riders across the ribs with a whip were part of the game. Understandably, he has few friends among his fellow jocks. Nor is it very surprising that in eleven...

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