Lava Man's narrow victory over A.P. Xcellent in the Hollywood Gold Cup not only made horse racing history, it provided one of the most exciting stretch runs of the year.
But to a small group of family and friends of Tom Grether, the real feature race that day was run at Hollywood only 33 minutes later.
The 80-year-old Grether, a former stockbroker and longtime thoroughbred owner and racing enthusiast, was excited about the prospects of Intangaroo, a 3-year-old filly making her first ...
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