Horse Racing Doesn't Need A Triple Crown Winner
While the sport would love to break a 37-year streak of not having a horse win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes, it doesn't need that.By Cliff Judy | June 4, 2015
This is exactly what horse racing needs. A massive, gimmicky-named, 3-year-old thoroughbred with photographers trailing his every move and a shot at winning the sport's first Triple Crown in four decades. (Video via NYRA TV)
Notice I said "a shot" at winning the Triple Crown. They don't really need a winner.
American Pharoah is already on Long Island getting acclimated to the track at the Belmont Stakes, a notoriously difficult mile-and-a-half oval of dirt. (Video via The New York Racing Association)