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A 1970s Time Capsule from #AtoZChallenge - T is for Triple Crown for Secretariat

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A 1970’s Time Capsule

POP CULTURE

Be sure to visit my News and Noteworthy posts today as well here and… 990 more words

History

Family Ties in the Horse Capital of the World

I’ve lived here in the beautiful Bluegrass area of Kentucky all my life. The sight of acres of rolling green pastures full of sleek thoroughbred horses, bordered by miles of painted four-board fences, is a common experience here. 546 more words

Without This, The Triple Crown Isn't

It’s not hard to think of the run for the classics as this statement about the noble pursuit of one’s best potential, a celebration of the right horse with the right jockey and trainer and owner and breeder. 331 more words

Kentucky Derby

Anthony Russo Commits To Temple

Ever since Doug Flutie enrolled at Boston College in January of 1981, Temple has been looking for its own Doug Flutie.

It may have found him shortly after lunch today. 451 more words

Secretariat: Simply the best.

Secretariat is arguably the finest racehorse of all time. He was not an underdog, just a sheer, dominant champion who destroyed everything in his path. He flirted with perfection and accomplished what was considered far beyond conceivable, let alone possible. 756 more words

Sports

Jewels of the Triple Crown Part 3

Blog #8

War Admiral: The Mighty Atom

Man O’ War was considered the yardstick for greatness in racing for most of the twentieth century––and still is by some. 831 more words

Horse Racing

Jewels of the Triple Crown

With all the well-merited excitement over American Pharoah’s being the first horse to cop a Triple Crown in 37 years, I thought people might like to know a little about the eleven colts who preceded him in attaining this difficult feat. 825 more words
Horse Racing