80 Year Anniversary of a Triple Crown champion. As we hope for American Pharoah to win the Triple Crown, this horse from yesteryear will mark the 80th year since he became the 3rd Triple Crown winner, following his father, Gallant Fox in 1930, who was the second TC victor.
In memory of this possibly forgotten champ, Sullivan marked the remembrance of this "legend" two years ago, with this statement: Omaha is certainly a coveted horse. We regard him as a legend, a triple crown winner on par with the greats of the 1930s. Would it surprise you to learn that on July 10, 1935 DRF published an article titled "Omaha Best Of Bad Lot"? Maybe things haven't changed so much after all.
It would silence the "drought worriers". The only question might be as to whether his name would be "legendary" or "also ran", as far as historic terms.
Thanks, Brian, for the acknowledgement. Also, thank you for providing this website, and, allowing me the opportunity to write. The enjoyment I have of trying to put into words the thrill of horse racing, has to be quite the experience that you have each day. Look forward to your next article.
As for the last 15 years, versus 100, I am only showing the latest trend, which would coincide with the new century. I have put a request into the hrn staff, with hopes to have the story modified.
I am not sure, but I hope that the spreadsheet is totally viewable.
This TC race would be Pletcher's best race of the three. If you were to exclude Rags To Riches(filly, and only include colts and geldings), his Win Percentage in the Belmont Stakes is 6.25%, which is higher that the 2.33% for the Kentucky Derby, and has not established a percentage for the Preakness, for he has yet to win(although he's only had seven entries in the Preakness). One thing for sure, he is very dominant at Saratoga.
Wow!!! That sounds like a humdinger. Sounds like a deep field. I remember the stretch run of Shackleford and Caleb's Posse in the 2012 Met Mile. This could have a similar stirring stretch run. What a day this is shaping up to be.
Though I go back in time, I remember Caveat, as a closer, winning the Belmont in 1983, despite Slew O' Gold, and Angel Cordero, trying to close the opening on the rail that Caveat was coming through. Woody Stephens liked his closers, and he would win five in a row.
Congrats, Jon. I remember backing you on a horse named Lead The Parade, back in 1982, at Oaklawn Park. Continued success to you. You are a winner.
Excellent analysis. Odds weren't affected in the least. ML stayed the same. Thanks for sharing.
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