Sport: Seeing Is Believing

"We've got a grab-bag Derby this year," said Bill Corum. president of Churchill Downs. Jockey Eddie Arcaro agreed: "I wouldn't be surprised if any one of 15 horses wins it." Added Greentree Stables' Trainer John Gaver: "This will be the damnedest rat race of all time."

The crowd of 100,000-plus was inclined to bet on men, rather than horses. Arcaro got the biggest play and the favorite's role, at 12-5, not so much because he had one of the better mounts in Battle Morn, but because he had already won the Kentucky Derby four times. Said one trainer: "I'd bet on Arcaro...