Patrick J. Leslie, Owensville, Mo.
Throwing the Bull
Fans of the great Holy Bull should not have had any trouble picking the exacta in this year's Kentucky Derby (Who Knew? May 16). Holy Bull's son Giacomo was ridden to victory by his father's longtime rider, Mike Smith. And Closing Argument won the Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park this year. Was anything more obvious?
Raymond Ausrotas, Cambridge, Mass.
South Side Story
Thank you for The Wisdom of Ozzie (May 16). I'm glad someone has finally acknowledged that the Cubs are not the only team in Chicago that has not won a World Series since the early part of the 20th century.
Ann Trombino, Darien, Ill.
As a resident of Southern California who is familiar with the exploits of many athletes at Long Beach Poly High School, I have to say that your selection of the Jackrabbits as the top high school athletic program is well deserved (The 25 Best High School Athletic Programs, May 16). The best thing about Poly is not that it has achieved great success despite less than ideal facilities, though that's true. Rather, it's that the school, a microcosm of our country in terms of ethnic diversity, has athletic programs that truly reflect its makeup.
Mike Takeuchi, Goleta, Calif.