Horse Racing: Grass, Alas

A psychiatrist who knew the lingo could make a million at the track. Some race horses love mud; others sulk if they get their hooves wet. All horses are brought up on grass, but that does not mean they can run on it. Nobody knows why, or ever will—unless he can talk to horses.

Take Kelso. In five years the great gelding has won 31 races and $1,581,702. But Kelso does not like grass. Last week he ran for the third time in the $150,000 Washington D.C. International over 1½ miles on the turf. And, for the third time, he...

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