It’s a strange situation that racing finds itself in: we’re on the cusp of another potential Triple Crown, and compared to the Pharoah fever in 2015, the reception this year has been a bit lackluster. At times, it almost feels like we’re going into Belmont weekend without the storied three-race series on the line, and that there isn’t a stand-out among the sophomore class this year.
Near this spot
Are deposited the Remains of one
Who possessed Beauty without Vanity,
Strength without Insolence,
Courage without Ferocity,
And all the Virtues of Man without his Vices.
-excerpt from Lord Byron
It’s not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog. -Archie Griffen
“You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!” ~ Dr. Seuss
American Pharoah couldn’t be any closer to the top of his mountain.