Sport: By a Head

The overwhelming favorite, Native Dancer, was brushed down and saddled at 7 a.m. for a jog around the track. After a couple of turns around the course, he was . cooled off and le$ back to his stall. Inf mid-morning he polished off two quarts of oats, then drowsed in his stall jqr a while, as relaxed as a puppy.

Elsewhere at Churchill Downs, as Derby Day dawned last week, ten other three-year-olds were also being got ready for the big race. The fast California colt, Correspondent, drew a lot of attention; his jockey, Eddie Arcaro, felt reasonably confident of winning if...

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