There only has been 11 horses that have won the Triple Crown and just 21 who won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness but lost in the Belmont Stakes. There were 3 that took the prize in the 1970's, Secretariat 1973, Seattle Slew 1977 and Affirmed 1978 and before that the last triple crown winner was Citation in 1948. Many bar patrons in the country will be pulling for I'll Have Another to make history this Saturday. We like the name.
Speaking of bars.
The Saturday OT Committee and Operatic Society will gather to watch the Belmont
Stakes at the usual place this Saturday, 5PM at
Marks Pub 1287 N Washington St, Wilkes-Barre.
This may be the first true OT Committee meeting in a long time as it looks like all the original members will actually be working on Saturday.
Of course this is an inclusive event as we welcome all friends, readers, commenters, bloggers, Facebook friends, politicians, clergymen, vegetarians, veterinarians, pastafarians, welders, masons, mechanics and anybody else to join us.
This pic of Rapid Edward and Barbaro (close but no cigar) is our unofficial image of horse racing :
Update: I'll Have Another has bee scratched because of a sore leg but we will still be gathering to infuse cash into the malt beverage industry.
13 hours ago