A Derby won, Derby lost

Updated: May 5, 2012, 3:02 AM ET
By Terry Conway | Special to ESPN.com

Peter Fuller could take a punch. A New England Golden Gloves champion, he won 50 of 55 bouts, 30 by knockouts. But none of the blows by his pugilist opponents could match the crushing hit Fuller took in May of 1968.

On a brilliant spring afternoon at Churchill Downs, Fuller's strapping grey colt Dancer's Image was weaving his way through 13 rivals when jockey Bobby Ussery lost his stick at the three-sixteenths pole. It didn't matter. With a vigorous hand ride Dancer's Image ...

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