A Fade To The Finish

When I was a sophomore in college, a friend of mine’s father came to town to watch a horse he owned run in the Louisiana Derby. It was an exciting week. We got full privileges at the racetrack and spent lots of time hanging around the paddock with Dr. K and his horse trainer, watching Spartan Emperor get put through his paces, getting the inside dope on the mysterious world of high-stakes thoroughbred horse racing.

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