Sport: Arcaro Up

Like several million other doubters, sad-faced Jockey Eddie Arcaro didn't believe that Assault was as good a horse as his record said he was. Like the other doubters, Arcaro had never ridden him. The horse that began the season by winning the Big Three—the Derby, the Preakness, the Belmont Stakes—had been so-so ever since. It took less than two minutes last week to change Arcaro's mind, and almost everybody else's. In the $25,000 (winner-take-all) Pimlico Special, with Arcaro up for the first time, Assault came out of his slump with the help of a rider who did the right thing at...

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