Horse Racing: Q & A

"Horses for courses," the old saying goes. It was never truer than last week, when a big bay who fancies Aqueduct Race Track the way most horses fancy sugar cubes, won the Belmont Stakes—thus dashing Northern Dancer's hopes of becoming the first Triple Crown winner since Citation in 1948.

Trainer Elliott Burch worried for a week before he decided to enter Quadrangle in the race. Paul Mellon's handsome colt has the look of a classic horse: at 16.1 hands and 1,100 lbs., he is one of the biggest three-year-olds in the U.S. And...

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