Sport: The Outsider

For weeks, experts had said that the Kentucky Derby would be a private duel between California's stretch-running Tompion and Bally Ache, the Eastern colt with the early foot. All but shrugged off was Venetian Way, a handsome, blaze-faced colt who had won only two stakes races in a career of 14 starts. But on second sight (after the race) it turned out that the experts had forgotten some key points.

Venetian Way was completely recovered from a winter attack of bloodworms. He had given Bally Ache the race of his life in April's Florida Derby, losing by a nose. And the...

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