Horse Racing: The Little Lady Is a Champ

Only his heirs could care whether a millionaire throws away $6,000. But veteran horsemen could not resist a tsk-tsk or two when Cincinnati Industrialist Lloyd Miller laid out that sum for a thoroughbred filly at the 1966 yearling auctions in Keeneland, Ky. The youngster's sire, Persian Road II, was so poorly regarded as a stallion that he later sold for only $6,000. Her dam, Home by Dark, had never raced and was stone-deaf to boot. The filly herself was more the size of a Shetland pony than a race horse and the only thing remarkable about her was her...

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