Thursday, June 14, 2007
Horse racing is called the “Sport of Kings” and for good reason, if you own a good enough race horse you have a chance to win the legendary “Triple Crown”, a fitting trophy for any King. The Triple Crown consists of three races for three-year-old thoroughbred horses; The Kentucky Derby, The Preakness, and The Belmont Stakes.Winning all three of these races is considered the greatest accomplishment of thoroughbred horse racing. In recent years no one has won the Triple Crown; the last was “Affirmed” in 1978. Now for horse owners those statistics mean something; they might just have the next Triple Crown winner in their stable! But for horse racing fans who like to bet on the nags, those statistics make for lots of gambling because if one horse has a chance to win it all horse racing gamblers will lay large sums on the races. The more drama and intrigue, the more the betting. Heck for the last few years a major credit card company offered a five million dollar bonus to the horse that could win all three but couldn't get rid of it!
Now this year
there was no horse
that had a chance to win the Triple Crown because
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