Sport: No Excuses Needed

No Excuses Needed Before Pimlico's 75th anniversary Preakness† last week, Brookmeade Stable's Trainer Preston Burch was feeling pretty chipper. Burch was not only 1950's leading money winner, but he also had a sharp brown colt named Bold running for the second star in racing's triple crown. Burch confidently announced that Bold was "as fit as can be, and will have no excuses if beaten."

The crowd was not quite so sure. The post-time favorite (3-1) was the Greentree two-for-one entry (Hall of Fame and Big Stretch), which finished 9th and 18th in the Kentucky...

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