SPORT: THE SMOKE FROM CIGAR

THE BEST RACEHORSE IN AMERICA IS OFF TO DUBAI TO CHASE DOWN HISTORY

ABOUT THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN TELL that the best Thoroughbred in the world rooms and boards in one of the stalls of Barn 7 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Florida, is by the poem taped to the door of trainer Bill Mott's office. "Once in a lifetime/ It's said about horses like you," writes one Kristen Sharer. "But to you, that's nothing./You've more winning to do."

He's not particularly handsome, yet he gets Valentine's Day and get-well cards--and poems--from women of all ages. His breeding is nice though hardly impeccable--Mama was Solar Slew, a daughter of Seattle Slew, but Papa...

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