Forty years ago this week Regret won the Kentucky Derby—the only filly to win in the 81 runnings of the event. Regret, owned by Harry Payne Whitney, went to the post a favorite, led all the way and won by two lengths. The purse won by Regret, $11,450, was a Derby record at the time. Regret won the Hopeful and the Saratoga Special as a 2-year-old, but the Derby was her only important triumph as a 3-year-old.
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May 16, 1955
Old Kentucky hoke, Leak, lurch and lockup, Ike's golfing guest, Whither the Dodgers?, A cheer for Bobby Shantz, The man who talked to Frankie Frisch
Few sights are more beautiful than the collected curves of an ocean racer's hull, bared for the spring overhaul
- ANNIVERSARY 51
A salute to some who have earned the good opinion of the world of sport, if not its tallest headlines