Over the years as my naiveté diminished, I gradually became aware of the realities of the sport and the way its heroes are abused and mistreated for our pleasure.
By late Saturday the sportsworld will know if there is a Triple Crown winner for the first time in 36 years. No one could have guessed that it would be this long before another horse would accomplish this feat again.
The beauty and majesty of thoroughbred horse racing is indeed poetry in motion. When these magnificent animals take to the track, they do what is in their blood to do... they do what they were born to do... they run.
California Chrome's story is one of a small chestnut colt that could and his owners who believed that he and they could, as well.
Watching this year's Kentucky Derby winner, California Chrome, made me reflect on my own peak experience as an owner in a racehorse who also wasn't expected to become anything special amongst the 30,000+ racehorses that are born each year.
What's the Triple Crown of personal finances? Think about the biggest financial responsibilities most families face: buying a house, paying for college and saving for retirement.
It can happen to you, if you are Shug McGaughey, Dinny Phipps, Stuart Janney III and Joel Rosario, and your horse is Orb. The fairy tale? Why the Triple Crown, of course.
In the spirit of the Kentucky Derby, Bart Ma-jooski and Badge Williamson -- also known as Scott and Nick -- are back at it again for the start of the ...
Major League Eating has it's own Iditarod and butter is not on the menu. It's known as The Triple Crown of the Chowdown -- three eating events in three days and only the strongest weapons of mass digestion survive.
As we tip our caps to the past year, we raise our glasses to a new one, and count down twelve top highlights of the 2012 Major League Baseball season.
It would be difficult to award MVP to someone other than the Triple Crown winner, but given Trout's success and the way he ignited the team there is still one scenario in which he may be chosen over Cabrera.
This year there is a legitimate contender to capture this elusive prize. The three-year old colt I'll Have Another has won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes; he will need a Belmont Stakes win to earn the Triple Crown.
If Miami gets eliminated tonight in Boston, the "heat" will be on LeBron James. He was involved in the biggest play of the game the other night. Boston might win, but the bigger story will be "Miami loses."
Triple Crown fever hasn't exactly gripped the country. How come? We haven't had a Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978, the longest drought. And yet I sense a lack of excitement over I'll Have Another.
Having taken both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes from the favored Bodemeister, I'll Have Another will have three weeks to further hone his lethal homestretch kick.
I guess I'm rooting against I'll Have Another to win the Triple Crown. Nothing against the horse, it's the name. When it comes to monikers, I'll Have Another ain't War Admiral.