Sport: Strewn with Broken Hearts

From dead last, Gato del Sol takes the roses

The favorites that did not fall out before last Saturday's Kentucky Derby fell back during it. Gato del Sol, a 21-1 shot, went into the first turn last and passed 18 horses to win the Derby. It was hardly a classic one: the "greatest two minutes in sport" ran over this year by more than a couple of seconds. Yet Kentuckians were moved all the same, some to tears.

They thought of Bull Hancock, the late master of Claiborne Farm, the preeminent breeder of Thoroughbred racing,...

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