Racing's knight in shining chrome armor
A day after the poster boy for the sport's ills stood center stage at Churchill Downs, Thoroughbred racing enjoyed a perfect afternoon on a golden first Saturday in May.
In front of 164,906, the second-largest crowd in the 140-year history of the Kentucky Derby, the underdog from birth who has majestically blossomed into a rock star gave the sport the uplifting story it has coveted for months.
California Chrome, the champion of the spring preps with the 77-year-old ...
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