Sport: Spend a Buck, Make a Buck

But money may turn him from the Triple Crown

Going some place in a feverish hurry, though exactly where is the next question, a bay bullet called Spend A Buck streaked away with the Kentucky Derby last week, posting the third-sprightliest mile and a quarter (2:00 1/5) in 111 springs at Churchill Downs. Stephan's Odyssey finished second, more than five lengths behind, and the 6-to-5 favorite, Chief's Crown, was third. Far up the track, or at least it seemed so, came that old plug tradition, which may be losing ground even now.

A glaring sunstorm boiled the fewest Louisville customers in 15 years (down almost 20,000 to about 108,000, mostly...

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