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American Pharoah Ends Triple Crown Drought

American PharoahSaturday’s running of the Belmont Stakes is one for the ages. After 37 years of near misses and disappointments thoroughbred racing has crowned its 12th Triple Crown winner in American Pharoah. He is truly a champion and left no doubt about it. He absolutely demolished his seven rivals with his smooth as glass strides, looking like he was running just above the ground and pulling away to win by 51/2 lengths. This win was most gratifying to this writer because so many folks had said that we would never see another Triple Crown winner unless the rules were changed. The owner of last year’s Derby and Preakness winner himself cried that he would never see a Triple Crown winner in his lifetime. Well someone should wake him up and send him the video of this year’s Belmont. You see it will always be possible for a horse to win the Triple Crown. You just have to have a horse talented enough to beat all comers. The sad fact was that last year’s Derby and Preakness winner just was not good enough to beat anyone who stood in his way. He wasn’t good enough to handle the vigorous path it would take to be a Triple Crown winner. Don’t get me wrong here, California Chrome was and is a great horse. American PharoahHe just was not a Super Horse. He did not earn the right to be placed in the company of the eleven others that proved that they were Super Horses. Yes the 37 year old drought is over and it is a great thing for all of horse racing. It may take another 37 years to see another one. Then again we may see one next year. It all depends on which horse is blessed with that special talent it will take to take it all the way. My hat is off to American Pharoah. He is a super three year old and deserves to be numbered among horse racing’s elite twelve.




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