August 27, 2004

We should destroy the Triple Crown in order to save it: A Slate writer's suggestion for bringing horse racing back to the front burner.

posted by cobra! to other at 03:30 PM - 1 comment

Interesting thoughts about an event I don't normally care about. I agree with the argument that today's horses are not used to racing so hard in such a short time frame. It doesn't seem fair to have the last two winners of the Derby and Preakness lose the Belmont to horses that sat out the Preakness. I suggest not allowing a horse into the Belmont if it didn't run the Derby and Preakness, so as to have horses running the Belmont on equal terms.

posted by msacheson at 08:56 AM on August 28, 2004

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