At least in the moment — and certainly in the 24 hours that followed — there was nothing ambiguous about the finish of the race. Dancer’s Image was a full 1½ lengths ahead of any other horse. Bets were paid out; trophies were distributed. The headline of the New York Times the next day blared, “Dancer’s Image Rallies to Win Kentucky Derby,” and The Washington Post put a photo of the victorious gray horse on Page 1 with the headline “Winner’s Image.”
"Dancer’s Image, Drugs and MLK: The Enduring Mystery of the 1968 Kentucky Derby" is from the May 03, 2018 Sports section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Maese and narrated by Sam Scholl.