I was between Normandy Invasion and Orb for the Derby but my internal argument was null as soon as I watched Orb walk in the post parade. Say what you want about the horse, but you have to admit that he’s got swag.
I’ve never understood ‘hating’ horses. If you hate their connections/owners/trainers/jockeys, sure, or if you just think they’re overrated or another horse is better, I see those. But I don’t see hating a horse. The horse is a horse, and I don’t see what the horse itself possibly could have done to deserve your hate.
Regardless of how everyone feels about the contenders in the Preakness, lets hope that they all come home safe and sound.
In my eyes, Americain is the most perfect representation of what a thoroughbred should look like. He’s impressively beautiful.
I see all these people on tumblr worry that the Americans won’t get another Triple Crown. I’m more worried there will never be another English Triple Crown. The last time the Americans got a TC, it was in 1978. The last time the English got a TC, it was in 1970, but before that it was 1935! The lengths of the English TC end up so long, I doubt we’ll ever get another who can start at a mile and win at a mile and 6 furlongs!
Just a quick note - if you submit anything Preakness related after this point, it will NOT be posted prior to the race. The final Preakness confession I have right now is queued up to post Saturday afternoon. Hope everyone got everything out of their system!
If you’d like to respond to a confession directly, please re-blog it and start a dialogue. Encouraging fans to connect with each other is one of the major reasons I decided to start this blog. Otherwise, please re-submit in the form of a more confessiony-confession. Thanks!
(That goes a general “rule,” not just in this case.)
I’m a bit superstitious, so the fact that the last time my favorite for the Preakness that started from gate #6 broke down makes me uneasy to watch Oxbow run.
I feel like I am the only one who supports the Biscuit, a beautiful horse who may not have won the TC, but he certainly won the hearts of a country.