Sport: When the Fat Man Talks, Listen

And Johnny Campo is saying that Pleasant Colony is no fluke

Early one morning last week, a crew of painters arrived at Barn No. 48 on the backstretch of New York's Belmont Park. They started to work, patching cracks in the walls of the cramped two-room office next to the stables and applying a fresh coat of paint to the weathered picket fence. "Just regular maintenance," a workman explained. Then he added, "Of course, the big horse always gets regular maintenance just before the big race."

The big horse is Pleasant Colony, winner of the...

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