Needless to say, Geronimo
was a big underdog in most of the skirmishes and battles he fought
during this three-decade period of American history. Despite the odds,
Geronimo built a record against his adversaries which makes him known
to most Americans 150 years later.
should be noted that Las Vegas odds makers were not around at that time
to post the spreads or offer proposition bets. Had they been, and
assuming the Apaches were a sporting people, surely the Chiricahua
Apache tribe would own Nevada today.
his presumed namesake, Jeranimo, the Florida-bred winner of the Strub
Stakes (gr. 2) at Santa Anita, had the underdog role in most of his
battles before Saturday's big victory. Although Jeranimo's racing
campaign has been much shorter than Geronimo's historic struggle.