Brothers: After Belmont Stakes, Emotions Had To Wait

by | 06.21.2015 | 9:21am
Donna Brothers

In a piece for the New York Times, NBC reporter Donna Brothers describes her emotions in the aftermath of American Pharoah's historic Belmont Stakes victory.

Like many others in the crowd, Brothers was filled with emotion as American Pharoah crossed the wire the sport's 12th Triple Crown winner. But she had a job to do, interviewing connections and doing a report on American Pharoah. She needed to keep it all in check.

“The emotions would have to wait,” wrote Brothers. “The Belmont was run around 6:56 p.m., and we were on the air until about 7:45 p.m. My assignment was to stay on my horse, keep an eye on American Pharoah throughout the aftermath of the race, then follow him back to the detention barn. And from the barn, I would do a report on what he had done since leaving the winner's circle. Keep it together, I thought.”

Brothers finally let the tears flow the next morning, after the realization that she had witnessed history finally hit her.

Read more at the New York Times

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