Saturday, May 24, 2008

Quote Of The Day

“Well, at least the horses who won in the 1970s came back to win some more. Their owners were capitalists, too, and the stud farm gave a whole new meaning to the phrase “sex sells,” but money wasn’t the overriding factor as it is now. We had great horses, great rivalries, and a wider audience for the sport. You didn’t have to be born on a farm to know who Secretariat was. Same with Seattle Slew. Spectacular Bid and Alydar didn’t win the Crown but were revered for their strength and speed and mean competitive streak.”

Newsday columnist Shaun Powell on Big Brown’s run at the
first Triple Crown since 1978

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