Horse Racing: Beauty and the Beast

The field for this week's 95th Kentucky Derby may well be the smallest since nine thoroughbreds ran for the roses in 1963. Not that the 1969 crop of three-year-olds is unimpressive. It is just that the Derby promises to be a runaway race between two strapping chestnut colts—one an undefeated sprinter from the West, the other an erratic stretch runner out of the East.

Charming Prince. The early 6-to-5 favorite in what is being billed as the "Battle of the Big Two" is Majestic Prince, grandson of the great Native Dancer and a winner in all seven of his races....

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