Sport: Scoreboard, Apr. 2, 1956

¶Only 20 yards from the wire, Devon Loch, Queen Mother Elizabeth's big brown gelding, had England's Grand National Steeplechase at Aintree practically put away. "Devon Loch wins," said the bulletin that went out on press association wires, but then: "Cancel! Cancel!'' Suddenly Devon Loch had slipped and fallen. The unexpected winner: a ioo-to-7 long shot named E.S.B. (for its sire, English Summer, and dam, Bider).

¶Reasserting his strong claim to the favorite's slot in the Kentucky Derby future book, D-H Stable's Needles moved up from ninth at the three-quarters with no trouble at all to take the $145,400 Florida Derby at Gulfstream...

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