Sport: In the Third at Belmont

He was a jockey when today's veteran best—Eddie Arcaro and Ted Atkinson—were wearing diapers. He raced to victory on horses with such names as Man o' War, Zev, Flying Ebony, Gallant Fox. and he won the Kentucky Derby three times, the Belmont Stakes five times. In a time of purses far smaller than today's, he brought home more than $3,000,000 worth. In the age of sport known as golden, Jockey Earl Sande was the best in his business.

There was even a verse about him; it showed how the '20s felt about Earl Sande,...

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