Only A Game Published by Only A Game How A Steeplejack, A Teenager And A Mule Won The Great American Horse Race Listen 10 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/661963/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend This story is about America, a birthday party, a father and a son -- and a one-of-a-kind sporting event that ended 40 years ago last week. Only A Game's Martin Kessler has more.