You know, it’s kind of odd that no one’s really talking about tomorrow’s big race. You remember the Belmont Stakes, don’t you? Third leg of the Triple Crown? Yes, the Triple Crown actually has three legs, like Milton Berle. Tri is the Greek prefix meaning three. I suppose I can understand why you forgot about it, being that it’s been nearly forty years since someone completed the Triple Crown and lately anyone getting all three races done is about as likely as coming to a consensus on the college football playoff format. Also it’s
baseball season NBA playoffs almost summer, and who has the time (besides Inspector SpaceTime)?
The only real story in this race is whether I’ll Have Another can finish the trifecta (HORSE RACING TERM!). He still has some strong challengers in Union Rags, Dullahan, and a horse called Paynter whom I’ve never heard of but is getting 8/1 on the morning line. However, while I’ll Have Another won the Preakness and Derby in impressive fashion as a closer coming out of the pack, the Belmont is horse of a different color (ANOTHER HORSE TERM! I’m on a roll here, y’all!). I’ll Have Another has some solid distance racers in his pedigree, but nothing that really bowls you over. I’m looking forward to the race, and it will be interesting to see how it unfolds. Like most of America, I’m
really, really fat pulling for a Triple Crown, but am fairly resigned to seeing another horse take the race that we probably haven’t even heard of. Let’s go, Horse!
Welp, so much for that. I’ll Have Another scratched from the Belmont this morning, and his racing career, as well as any hope NBC had of strong ratings for the race, is probably over. His stud career, though, is just beginning. NEIGH-CHICKA-WOW-WOW. Bummer.