Sport: A Wintry Fire in Barn 48

Of commoners and kings and a dead "crow" named Concession

Forty-five Thoroughbred horses, one stable pony, several cats, rabbits and a goat were killed a few weeks ago in a fire at New York's Belmont Park, producing a momentary headline as familiar as the chill of winter. By the standards of today's racing business, which is to say the standards of Arabian sheiks, it was an undistinguished lot, though three of the horses belonged to Nelson Bunker Hunt, a man of redoubtable means, and all but nine were trained by Johnny Campo, who saddled Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Pleasant Colony in 1981. That fine spring, Campo became as prominent as...

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