Some from Caracas
England's High Perch and Denmark's Wonderboy have nothing in particular to recommend them as serious threats next week. The same can be said for the 3-year-old filly with the Gaelic name of Sail Cheoil, owned by Ireland's in-and-out-again President Eamon de Valera. Last week's Clasico Simon Bolivar in Caracas may provide one or more starters; Schapiro is sounding out the owners of Prenupcial, Klick and Rebeca II.
No matter who wins the 10th International this is a racegoer's day for fun and excitement. It is a day, too, when Europeans often show us something about sportsmanship. Next Saturday Mrs. duPont is not only going to match that sportsmanship but she is going to give those at Laurel a view of the best race horse in the world.