Saturday, June 6, 2015

After 37 Years...

I am just thrilled. After 37 years of watching the Derby, Preakness and Belmont, I finally see a Triple Crown winner!

American Pharoah.




The perfect Secretariat got me hooked in 1973. 



in 1977, the dark Seattle Slew captured everyone's hearts. He was the only horse to win the Triple Crown undefeated. And he was fast.



Then the very next year,  1978, Affirmed won. 



It was almost unbelievable -- three Triple Crown Winners in one decade.

And then the dry spell. and it was very dry. 

My all time favorite, Big Brown, was hyped in the news and media more than any other horse. Even UPS, jumped in. 



He was going to be the one to break the Triple Crown drought.


Happily retired now, his easygoing nature allows Big Brown to travel. He spends his summers in Australia for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season, where he’s extremely popular.


Of course, that’s not to say he isn’t beloved in Kentucky — fans from all over the country visit Three Chimneys to see Big Brown, who’s featured on daily tours of the farm. He’ll stand patiently for photos and videos, proving that the champ has settled into his new life as a living legend.

But back American Pharoah.

He made history today.
He is the new Triple Crown Winner. 


Pat





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