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One of a kind

Readers responding to today's Slice question seem confident that Secretariat's Kentucky Derby record time will still be the fastest ever after tomorrow's race.

“Not likely that somebody will outrun Secretariat this weekend,” wrote Bill Brock. “It may happen someday, but the world being the media-saturated cesspool it is, a faster run now would never galvanize the spirit quite like Secretariat did nearly 40 years ago.”


Some time before next Saturday, someone will call me or send an email asking if I knew that a Montana horse named Spokane won the Kentucky Derby in 1889.

As it happens, I do know that.

But it's never a bad idea to review.

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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