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THE DERBY
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May 14, 1956
May 5 brought Derby Day and the heart-gripping charge of the 3-year-olds at Churchill Downs. Novelist John P. Marquand took leave of absence from Happy Knoll to be there for SI—and his reflections on the day and its deeds start on page 29. Here, from SI's turf editor, the race itself:
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May 14, 1956

The Derby

May 5 brought Derby Day and the heart-gripping charge of the 3-year-olds at Churchill Downs. Novelist John P. Marquand took leave of absence from Happy Knoll to be there for SI—and his reflections on the day and its deeds start on page 29. Here, from SI's turf editor, the race itself:

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And as for Needles, the new champion turned in early. After all, he had justified the party in Evansville, Ind. and now wouldn't have to go back to work for another two weeks.

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