May 07, 1956
May 07, 1956

Table of Contents
May 7, 1956

Events & Discoveries
City On The Water
Kentucky Derby Preview
Mille Miglia
Drake Relays
Asian Sports And Games 2
  • 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

The Outdoor Week
Sporting Look
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


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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