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Catching a bit of “The man from Laramie”

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Written by scantojr

June 29, 2017 at 9:44 pm

The Triple Crown was great

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Like most of you, I watch the big horse races and that’s about it.  

I am not a big fan but I do watch when a horse has a chance to win The Triple Crown.  It is fantastic, as we saw with American Pharoah:

“American Pharoah led all the way to win the Belmont Stakes by 5½ lengths Saturday, becoming the first horse in 37 years to sweep the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes — one of the sporting world’s rarest feats.

“Wow! Wow!” jockey Victor Espinoza said moments after crossing the finish line. “I can only tell you it just an amazing thing. It’s just unbelievable how things work out.”

The bay colt with the unusually short tail defeated seven rivals in the grueling 1½-mile race, leading wire-to-wire and covering the distance in 2 minutes, 26.65 seconds to end the longest stretch without a Triple Crown champion in history.”

It was very exciting, specially the last stretch when the horse pulled away.    

Written by scantojr

June 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm