Horse Racing: Hello, Lady

Although he has won more races (5,100) and more money ($33,000,000) in less time (16 years) than any other jockey who ever lived, Willie Shoemaker, 33, figures his luck is mostly bad — in the Kentucky Derby, anyhow. Remember 1957, when he had the race all but won on Gallant Man, only to misjudge the finish line, stand up in the stirrups and lose by a nose? Then there was 1958, and a colt named Silky Sullivan, who couldn't run but tried; and 1960, when he rode Tompion, who could run but wouldn't...

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