Katie, as someone who likes to watch horses run around an oval, and maybe, occasionally, bet a dollar or two on them, I have to say that this may be the year of a Triple Crown winner.
What tipped me off was the fact that only, I believe, one other horse that ran in the Derby went to the Preakness. Horse racing is a business and if eighteen other trainers with horses in the Derby thought they could beat Big Brown in the Preakness, they might have shipped them to Maryland.
But they did not.
Now he has put away another flock of horses that were garnered from somewhere. Maybe a few from the Preakness will go to the Belmont, or maybe not.
Where they are going to find horses to run against him, I have no idea.
This seems to me the best chance of a three race winner in many years.
But nothing is guaranteed in horse racing. I would not bet on Big Brown - I hate short odds. But I don't think I would bet against him. It will be, I hope, an interesting race.
Before criticizing a person, walk a mile in his shoes - then you are a mile away and you have his shoes!