In Result No One Saw Coming, Rich Strike’s Kentucky Derby Win Helps Redeem Racing


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Thoroughbred racing is a mess of a sport, but it finds incredible, preposterous ways to redeem itself. It occasionally interrupts raging controversies to drop romantic stories from the heavens. It sometimes shoves aside the rich and famous to elevate winners you could not dream up, much less see coming.

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