All William Nack Stories
The Class of His Class
Heavyweight champion Larry Holmes laid claim to greatness by beating Gerry Cooney
Inside Horse Racing
Inside stall 11 in his barn at Belmont Park, the iron-gray horse heard the voice of his 67-year-old trainer, Hubert (Sonny) Hine, and lifted his ...
Thou Swale, thou gritty...
A tough son of Seattle Slew won Woody Stephens a Florida Derby
The Wagers Of War
Near the center of the battered city of Beirut, along afive-furlong oval surrounded by a stone wall and high-risesblackened by the guns of war, ...
THE DISGRACE OF LASIX
The ballot arrived the other day, the one to choose the 1987 Horse of the Year, and it was with considerable reluctance, even a pang of ...
A MOB'S-EYE VIEW
After more than 15 years in organized crime—as a soldier and later as a fast- rising capo in New York City's Colombo crime family—Michael ...
Still no cigar for Howard
Howard Davis lost a close one to WBC lightweight champion Edwin Rosario
He's the king of Kingston
Champion Bill Costello pleased his hometown by foiling Saoul Mamby
A Discredit to Their Race
The weak field in the Kentucky Derby speaks for the state of the American racehorse
All's Swale That Ends Swale
That's the word from Churchill Downs after Seattle Slew's son won the 110th Kentucky Derby, leaving 19 behind
The Star That Fell To Earth
Like a meteor, Conquistador Cielo, here gamboling at stud, flared brilliantly. Then, in a race he shouldn't have run, he imperiled his syndicate's $36.4 million gamble
'LIKE BEING SLUGGED IN THE GUT'
As if Glenville, Minnesota doesn't have woe enough over the parlous state of its farm economy, the high school football team had an 0-8 ...
The Writing Is On The Wall
That Mark Breland, a five-time Golden Gloves champion, will win an Olympic gold medal is as plain as the graffiti on the buildings in Bed-Stuy
Some Kind Of Day At The Races
The Breeders' Cup lived up to its all-star billing and Proud Truth's stretch run was a fitting finale
Closing In On A Wide-Open Derby
Only stopwatch fractions separate the favorites, Snow Chief and Badger Land, from the best of the rest at Churchill Downs
Now You See Him, Now You Don't
Even if you catch three-time champ Wilfred Benitez, you probably won't hit him often
From Hard Punches, a Life of Ease
The hands that cradle Pedro the bunny on a patio in Panama will rock welterweight champ Sugar Ray Leonard in Montreal—says Roberto Duran
WHY LOUISVILLE SHOULD BE HUMMING 'HAIL TO THE CHIEF'
The day after the riveting triumph of Chief's Crown in the Blue Grass Stakes, Angel Penna Jr., the trainer of Rhoman Rule, whose victory in the ...