Sport: At Epsom Downs

For weeks sporting England has been worried over the drought that frizzled the British Isles this spring. It threatened to spoil the ancient St. Andrews golf course for Britain's No. 1 international sporting event of the year (see below). More distressing, it threatened to parch the turf at ancient Epsom Downs for the nation's No. 1 fiesta, the Derby. With loving care the grass of the irregular horseshoe course was watered every day for ten dry weeks. Then, on the eve of the race, a torrent fell.

Undaunted, 500,000 Britons jampacked Epsom Downs last week. As the field of 22 three-year-olds pounded...

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