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Racing Writer Audax Minor Won the Marathon

It’s not intended as any dismissal of Audax Minor’s artistry to recall Samuel Johnson’ quip about the dancing dog: It’s not so much that the dog dances well as that he dances at all.

Writing at the Kentucky Derby: Senses Working Overtime

Here at Churchill the sun still rises on an old dirt track, and one horse who will win the garland of roses goes galloping merrily along, and those who spin tales of racetracks and runners know the Derby never fails good writers.

Showdown in the Derby Press Box

Bill Handleman was an indispensable companion at the Kentucky Derby for those in the press box who never distinguished the difference between the business of their paying jobs and the pleasure of gambling during work hours.