In the court of opinion, `Lawyer' is throwback

Kentucky Derby

May 05, 2006|By SANDRA MCKEE | SANDRA MCKEE,SUN REPORTER

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Lawyer Ron has a ginger cast to his chestnut coat as the sun glances off him during his morning gallop at Churchill Downs. Sitting in the viewing box, his trainer, Bob Holthus, watches closely as his horse laps the track and then stands quickly as Lawyer Ron stumbles in front of him.

Holthus doesn't gasp, but everyone around him does.

Kentucky Derby First leg of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown, Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky., tomorrow, 6:04 p.m., chs. 11, 4

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