Sport: Dead-Lazy Winner

The English bookies, loaded down with big bets on the favorite in the Grand National, stood to lose up to $20 million if he won. The favorite: Prince Regent. In the 103rd running of the famed steeplechase at Aintree, one of the bookies' best hopes was Symbole, a big French horse. But Symbole fell at dreaded Becher's Brook, and had to be killed. With two fences still to go, only six of the 34 starters in the world's toughest jumping course were still in the race—and Prince Regent was ten lengths ahead. The bookies were sweating.

At that point, a redheaded amateur...

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