No Triple Crown

Curlin destroyed any hope of a Triple Crown for Street Sense. So for thirty-one years, we keep waiting to find a horse who can do it all. It was a thrilling race though. I hoped Street Sense could do it again, but I would have bet on either Curlin or Hard Spun. Just didn’t have enough faith that the racing gods would smile down on him again.

In other news, it was a bittersweet moment for Michael Matz as his horse Chelokee won the inaugural running of The Barbaro Stakes. It does seem rather fitting though. In one of the other undercard races at Pimilco yesterday, the Dixie Stakes (raced on the turf), one of the horses, Mending Fences broke down going around the far turn. He fractured his ankle and dislocated it which caused him to do down. It was a compound fracture, so he was humanely euthanized after they got him back to the barn. Sad news to mar the day again.

But we’ll see what Curlin can do in the Belmont. His breeding suggests he should like the longer distance.

Since you probably didn’t stop by to read me talking about horses and racing, I’ll let you all know that I’m only 5k or so away from finishing my basketball story. I have a party to go, but I’m hoping I can get the story finished today. 🙂

I hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday.

4 Responses “No Triple Crown”

  1. T.A.Chase says:


    It’s okay. Not everyone is as interested in this stuff as I am. 🙂

  2. Lila Dubois says:

    If you hadn’t posted a pic of a horse I wouldn’t have had any idea what you were talking about…

  3. T.A.Chase says:


    I could talk horses all day. I think I wanted to be a jockey as well. 🙂

  4. Susan Helene Gottfried says:

    I’d missed the bit about the Barbaro Stakes. That sucks.

    And feel free to talk horses anytime! I wanted to be a jockey when I was younger, but my mom wouldn’t even consider it. Oh, well.

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