Horse Racing: Buckmaker

For all his chronic hoof trouble—which forced him out of last year's Kentucky Derby and kept him inactive for much of this spring—Ogden Phipps's Buckpasser still would be more aptly named Buckmaker. In three seasons, the four-year-old son of Tom Fool has started 28 races, won 24 and earned $1,347,744—ranking him third on the alltime moneywinning list behind Kelso ($1,977,896) and Round Table ($1,749,869). Last year Buckpasser set a world record of 1 min. 32 sec. for the mile, and ran away with the voting for Horse of the Year, a title he should retain in 1967 barring reinjury.


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