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Spotting the Future Champion

Above: Watching the horses run 1, Florida, 1968

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Watching the horses run 2, Florida, 1968
Early spring 1968. A beautiful day to be in the stands at Gulfstream Park, it’s the day of the Florida Derby.

The day’s winner, Forward Pass, will go on in a few weeks to become the most controversial Kentucky Derby Winner of all time.

The springtime Florida vacation with Ruby’s brother and his wife was an annual event for Bill and Ruby. However, the one she talked about the most was the time she saw Forward Pass.

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Courageous Faces 4, Florida, 1968