Sport: Cavalry Charge

Kentucky Derby officials would not be surprised if the Lone Ranger rode up this week to get Silver a special dispensation to race the three-year-olds in Saturday's Run for the Roses. Everyone else with a horse seems to want a slot in the starting gate this year. At last count there were about 35 horses headed for Churchill Downs—far more than the track can or cares to accommodate, particularly for the 100th running of the race.

The stampede to Louisville started because no clear favorite for the Derby turned up on the winter racing circuit. Of 32 pre-Derby tests for three-year-olds run...

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