Sport: Classic Confidence

Ever since the first running of the Washington, B.C. International at Maryland's Laurel race track three years ago, the turf-course classic has been a favorite among foreign horsemen. Entries are by invitation only, and Venezuelan Engineer Dr. Carlos Vogeler Rincones was a sad caballero indeed when his bay colt El Chama was passed over in favor of another Venezuelan-owned colt named Prendase. Sure that he owned the better horse, Dr. Vogeler cabled the race committee, offered to pay all expenses himself (about $5,000) if El Chama were given a shot at the $65,000...

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