NY Times: ‘No Triple Crown, But Three Worthy Champions’

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Cot Campbell leads Palace Malice to winner's circle after Belmont Stakes Cot Campbell leads Palace Malice to winner's circle after Belmont Stakes

While it is disappointing that horse racing has to go yet another year without a Triple Crown victor, as Joe Drape of the New York Times wrote, “there wasn’t anything not to like about this Triple Crown season.”

Each winner – Orb, Oxbow, and Palace Malice – brought with them very deserving winners in their ownership, jockey, and trainer connections. Drape writes, “…these are three fine horses in good hands, and let’s hope their best days are ahead of them. Then, everyone in the sport wins.”

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  • salthebarber

    Joe Drape is right. It was a very satisfying Triple Crown this year for all the stated reasons. I might even consider on betting these races next year. :)

  • dms

    Amazingly positive article from Drape and the TImes. Must be a catch.

  • Beach

    And I meant to say the other day(too many things going on) congrats to Mike Smith and Palace Malice for their Belmont win…I thought Mike seemed kind of shocked and numb that he won it, but why not?!!

  • Graustark

    Surely comedian Drape is tongue in cheek with his reference to two of the slowest and least competitive Triple Crown events in years.

    • rachel

      Almost same time as last year, faster than the 2 years beforev that…

      • John McEvoy

        Oxbow’s Preakness time slowest in 52 years. Palace Malace staggered the final quarter in :27 to record the fifth slowest Belmont in two decades. Both “champions” were well clear of their opposition.

      • John McEvoy

        Palace Malice’s Belmont Beyer is the second lowest in 21 years. Hate to keep telling the truth about this colt, who is owned by very nice people, but facts are facts.

  • MSD

    Finally the New York Times has something nice to say…..

  • Buddy

    Cot Campbell is one of the best and honest people that horse racing has ever had. He’s a true American.

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