“I really hope it works this time for Desormeaux because he came so close on Real Quiet. He is the one who was sickest of all of them when we got nailed. That would have been a life-changing experience for him. Me? It didn’t matter so much. I still had my hamburgers and my beer, so I was happy.”
Mike Pegram, who made a fortune as a McDonald’s franchisee
before becoming a horse owner, in the Evansville Courier-Press.
Real Quiet was edged by a nose by Victory Gallop in the 1998 Belmont
Stakes (G1), thwarting his bid for the Triple Crown