Sport: He Just Dragged Me Out Front.

An obscure colt upsets a famed favorite in the Belmont

One gray, rainy dawn last week, a virtually unknown colt named Summing started the slow walk from the barn on the backstretch at New York's Belmont Park. Ominous clouds were lowering as Summing jogged onto the training track. Then an exercise rider set him down on the rail, and Summing began to run. Railbirds could not believe their eyes, and the track's dockers stared at their watches in amazement. The bay colt pounded through the mist at a sizzling pace, and when he flashed past the mile pole Summing had set a...

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