"CLUBFOOTED COMET" WINS RACING'S TRIPLE CROWN

By Bartee Haile.
 
On the afternoon of May 7, 1946, Dick Kleberg drove out to where several vaqueros were branding calves on the King Ranch, and, everyone stopped what he was doing to listen to the Kentucky Derby on the car radio. Eight years earlier, Bob and Dick Kleberg, Capt. Richard King's grandsons, bought Bold Venture as the stud for the ranch's new thoroughbred racing stable. Five years later, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner sired Assault.
 
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