We'll never know now but not running him is the right thing. His times in the Derby and Preakness were enough to get the job done but were anything but stellar. If he had run and gotten beaten, I would not have been forlorn. The horse gods have spoken and that's that. It's a good betting race now.
SilverRuffian. I had not seen your post when I hit the enter button. We are evidently kindred spirits when it comes to the Sport of Kings. The fact that you use Ruffian in your tag says alot. Now there was a filly--and a great deal of heartache.
I darn near genuflect when I hear the name Secretariat. And the chills run nonstop when recall his Triple Crown races. I distinctlt recall saying aloud in '73--to no one in particular--"My God, there's not another horse on the [TV] screen!" And the shot was not a close-up. Amazing stuff it was. I am sorry, though, that I can't get with the I'll Have Another crowd. And as for excitement since '73, did you miss Affirmed v. Alydar?
There was Secretariat and then there was everyone else. Ever gety chills thinking about Seattle Slew? Unless you are chilly, the answer is no. Ever not get chills thinking about Big Red? If so, you are either deceased or don't know racing.
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