June 07, 2004

My Weekend of Sick: Horses

I also caught Smarty Jones fail in his attempt at the Triple Crown. It was really quite sad, everyone, even the winning horse’s owner seemed to deflate when Smarty lost. I don’t know if this isn’t for the best. This way, every time a horse wins the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness all of America seems to follow the Belmont. If Smarty had won on Saturday, then he becomes the first Triple Crown winner since 1977. Then what? He retires to stud, and when a horse wins the first two legs next year, no one cares. It’s like the Philadelphia Phillies. Before they won the 1980 World Series, they were almost on par with the Cubs, as the team that would never win it all. Then they did, and became just another team. If the Cubs or the Red Sox win the Series, it will happen to them as well. It works the same way in horseracing. If a horse were to win a Triple Crown, then people would forget how difficult it is

Posted by Frinklin at June 7, 2004 06:06 PM
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