Finish Line

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A swift final race certified Bill Koch’s America 3 as the America’s Cup defender, with veteran Dennis Conner’s Stars & Stripes well astern and out of the competition, seven races to four. This Saturday the Americans will face Il Moro, the Italian entry, skippered by canny Paul Cayard, which won the challenger’s match over New Zealand.


Lil E. Tee, a 16-to-1 shot, outran Arazi the French wonder horse and the rest of a field of 16 in a dogged stretch run to take the classic at Churchill Downs. Arazi folded after a spurt coming out of the backstretch and finished eighth, ending the myth that he represented a quantum leap in horseflesh.

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