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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


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

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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
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eleven names have always hearkened back
to what the books of history have said
mute tones of sepia and white and black
accented with blue checks or devil’s red… 71 more words


Saratoga Hopes For American Pharoah, Other Tracks In The Mix

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — In a place where images of horses appear on everything from T-shirts to public artwork, the prospect of the first Triple Crown winner in two generations racing at Saratoga Race Course this summer has the locals in an American Pharoah frame of mind. 716 more words


‘Orthodox Jewish’ Horse Violates the Sabbath to Win Triple Crown

by Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
June 8, 2015

Only in America: Non-Jewish jockey visits the Rebbe’s grave before racing to a win the Triple Crown on the horse owned by an Orthodox Jew from Egypt… 137 more words


American Pharoah Owners Racing To Capitalize On Champ's Name

NEW YORK (AP) — American Pharoah’s owners and thoroughbred racing now have a new race to run: A race to capitalize on the horse’s Triple Crown victory before the excitement fades away. 815 more words