Horse Racing: All Out for the Roses

When owners first nominated their horses for this week's 92nd running of the Kentucky Derby last winter, the handicappers all figured it for strictly a three-horse race: Buckpasser, 1965's champion two-year-old, Moccasin, 1965's champion two-year-old filly, and Graustark, the much-touted, undefeated wonder horse. But there is many a slip 'twixt the Cup and such lip. Two months ago, Buckpasser cracked his right front hoof and had to be scratched. As sometimes happens with fillies, Moccasin failed to improve; she will not run. That left all the roses to GraustarkĀ—or so it seemed until last week's...

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