Holthus due for a Derby?

Updated: May 3, 2006, 1:50 PM ET
By Ed McNamara | Special to ESPN.com

The year was 1952, a time when Calumet Farm was an unstoppable force. On the first Saturday in May, Hill Gail gave the Bluegrass dynasty its second Kentucky Derby in two years and third in the last five.

Yet the lasting significance of the 78th Derby was not the victory of the heavy favorite trained and ridden by Hall of Famers Ben Jones and Eddie Arcaro. In 1952, for the first time, network television let the country see America's Race live, via WHAS, CBS' affiliate in Louisville. The national ...

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