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The only other females to win the Derby were Regret in 1915 and Winning Colors in 1988. When Genuine Risk was retired after the 1980 campaign, the racing world eagerly awaited her offspring. She first was bred to Secretariat, the '73 Triple Crown winner, but she delivered that foal stillborn in 1982. That was the beginning of a sad story. Every year something happened to her foal.
This was the second year Genuine Risk had been bred to Rahy, a young stallion at the Three Chimneys Farm in Midway, Ky. The first foal died of a twisted umbilical cord. The Rahy foal born last week had to undergo minor surgery for an intestinal blockage but reportedly was doing fine.
The colt, as yet unnamed, will be eligible to run in the 1996 Kentucky Derby.
Passing the Test
The day before it was to play Trenton State in an elimination game to qualify for the conference playoffs and a possible berth in the NCAA Division III baseball tournament, Rutgers- Newark forfeited. Reason: Scarlet Raider athletic director John Adams believed that the players' preparations for final exams were more important. "We felt too many student-athletes would be put at a disadvantage regarding their academic success," Adams said. "Obviously, the team was upset, but it supported the decision."
That's the first use of the term student-athlete we've heard in quite a while that actually seems justified.
Lone Wolf's Battler
Hysteria over AIDS drove Magic Johnson out of the NBA, but it hasn't sidelined Philip Tepe, a ninth-grader at Lone Wolf (Okla.) Public School. A hemophiliac who was infected with HIV during a blood-serum treatment when he was four or five and who developed AIDS by the time he was 11, Philip is a fine athlete, even though he's a mere five feet tall and 85 pounds. Last fall, just before the start of the basketball season, word got out that a Lone Wolf player had AIDS. Though health authorities say there is virtually no risk of HIV transmission on the basketball court, seven rival schools canceled games against Lone Wolf, and some of Lone Wolf's 600 citizens, including a clergyman, demanded that Philip not be allowed to play.
But cooler heads prevailed. "I just want to live a normal life," Philip said, adding that he also was determined to play because "there's probably going to be someone else coming into the same situation." Lone Wolf students rallied behind him. Chris Graham, a senior, said, "I've played with him every day for years, and I don't worry about getting infected, so why should anyone who sees him once or twice a year?" Philip also had the support of Lone Wolf school superintendent James Sutherland and of Paul Zenker, an epidemiologist for the state of Oklahoma, who assured Lone Wolf residents that Philip didn't pose a danger on the court. Zenker conveyed the same message to officials at nearby schools.