Kevin Plank tries to play it cool, but sometimes he just can't maintain the facade.
"We were, like, jumping out of our skins," the Under Armour founder
says, sounding like a teenager as he recalls the scene after his filly
Shared Account won a $2 million Breeder's Cup race in November as a 46-1
long shot. "They were lucky I didn't take off my shirt and run across
the finish line myself."
Such wins are just what Plank
expected when he bought historic Sagamore Farm four years ago with
dreams of re-creating a world-class racing operation in northern
Baltimore County. But the payoff came a touch sooner than anyone
"It's validation of what we've been doing here," Plank said on a spring
afternoon from a cozy chair in the farm office. "We're more than pretty
white fences and beautiful green fields. We want to be a farm to be
considered. We want people to say, 'Uh-oh, a Sagamore horse is in this