Sport: Saddling Losers

Yogi, Billy and the nag

Sticking with one jockey through the entire race, horse and people Owner George Steinbrenner saw his Eternal Prince come in twelfth at Churchill Downs. To be precise, Steinbrenner holds the deed on 37 1/2% of the colt, presumably the part that favors him. At one time he owned the whole animal--fetlock, stock and barrel--but auctioned it off for $17,500 to a used-car dealer from Richmond. For $750,000, George bought back in when his designated Derby horse, Image of Greatness, faltered. You might say, he fired the one and rehired the other. Or, put another way, when his image of greatness declined,...

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