Sport: Bug Boy

In Baltimore, a rock-ribbed racing town, the fans are used to topnotch jockeys; they have watched the likes of Earl Sande and Eddie Arcaro for years. But last week a 17-year-old "bug boy"† from Texas, Clarence Picou, had the town talking.

Picou, a lean, olive-skinned boy with huge hands, showed up at Bowie race track two weeks ago and booted home twelve winners the first six days. People began betting on him rather than on the horses he rode. One Baltimore paper carried a special box, listing Picou's mounts for the day. By...

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