Twenty-one years ago this week the famous race horse Omaha won the 61st Kentucky Derby, beating Roman Soldier by a length and a half. The son of Gallant Fox, Omaha was bred for distance but usually was a slow starter. He was ridden by Jockey Willie (Smoky) Saunders and owned by William Woodward Sr. Within a month of the Derby victory, the gangling chestnut had become the third horse in U.S. racing history to win the Triple Crown (Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes). Today he is at stud near his namesake city, Omaha, Nebraska.
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May 7, 1956
THE BIG TEN EXAMINES ITSELF, THE COLLEGIATE, OR FRANK MERRIWELL, BRAND OF BASEBALL, DERBY ODDS FROM T√çA JUANA, OXONIANS AND AN IRISHMAN IN PHILLY, SERIOUS LACROSSE
One of the world's busiest boating towns opens the season with a multimillion dollar regatta
SI's globe-trotting artist captures in paintings some of the highlights of an old Asian sport—the pitting of animal against animal in contest and combat
Architect Bill Atkinson applies a slide rule to the design of "country" clothes
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