Another year goes by and another Triple Crown goes by the wayside. Let's be honest, now we can all go back to ignoring this sport. But before we do, we leave you with this post-Belmont Stakes tidbit from the owner of California Chrome (the winner of both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness).
In short, the owner is, uh, displeased that other horses can pick and choose their entries for the big-three of Thoroughbred racing. With a face only Wilford Brimley's mother could love, he lectured the practice of saving a fresh horse to beat a fatigued field in the final third of the only three horse races we can name. All the while his wife appears to try to prevent his opinion from being aired, to which he finally turns around and says "I don't care."
For what it's worth he sounds like he has a point. After all decathletes don't just enter the decathlon in the eighth event. Still, we think his monetary benefits could be bleeding into his opinion. But in a sport that would bore us to tears if it weren't for alcohol and gambling, it's nice to see some personality beyond snooty rich people people in ridiculous hats.
Regardless, the fact is that the only horse we've seen win a Triple Crown in our lifetimes remains: Miguel Cabrera. And with this practice, it might stay that way for a while.