PLUS THREE FROM PATRICK

Other fateful interventions witnessed:

•Unbridled wins 1990 Kentucky Derby, as trainer Carl Nafzger effuses to 92-year-old owner Frances Genter, "He's gonna win! He's a winner, Mrs. Genter!''

•Villanova stuns Georgetown for 1985 NCAA title, with beloved, dying trainer Jake Nevin in a wheelchair next to the bench.

•St. Paul scribe writes in December 1980 that "Horseshoe Harry'' Grant actually coaches luck. Next game: Vikings win on Hail Mary deflection to Ahmad Rashad.