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July 10, 1993 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The boy was 6. He sat on the old quarter horse, which might have been older than he was, in a rickety starting gate at a Mexican farm. His father, a former jockey, had strapped the boy into the large, conventional riding saddle so that he wouldn't fall off, and now the father was also astride a horse, in the stall next to his son. The improbable match race was scheduled for 200 yards, and the stakes were big: The loser would buy the winner a Coke.
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July 10, 1993 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The boy was 6. He sat on the old quarter horse, which might have been older than he was, in a rickety starting gate at a Mexican farm. His father, a former jockey, had strapped the boy into the large, conventional riding saddle so that he wouldn't fall off, and now the father was also astride a horse, in the stall next to his son. The improbable match race was scheduled for 200 yards, and the stakes were big: The loser would buy the winner a Coke.
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