THREE DECADE LATER, THE CROWN IS COMPLETE
This week, the Maryland Racing Commission unanimously voted 7-0 to adjust the Preakness time of Secretariat from 1:54&2/5th to 1:53 eliminating an asterisk that existed in record books since 1973. The decision gives the record of all three Triple Crown races to Big Red. The Virginia bred had the Kentucky Derby record and the Belmont Stakes record outright. For many of us that weren't at Belmont Park that day, weren't even born yet or simply didn't have access to horse racing, we get to once again applaud the best horse of that previous generation being that we are lacking for such a Triple Crown standout in ours. With the Triple Crown fields getting larger and the foal crop a 25% higher (after a major market correction) than in 1970, many question whether it can be done again. It's been 34 years since the last Triple Crown. Of all entities, it was the Maryland Racing Commission that delivered, what I'll Have Another, through no fault of his own or anyone else's, couldn't.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"I try to keep myself in the best of company and my horses in the worst of company."
--Lenny Goodman,Horse Racing Agent
Entered in Saturday night's feature, the $50,000 Buckland Stakes, MISS OIL makes her 2nd start of the meet. Collecting 3 of her 4 career wins at Colonial during the summer of 2010, Miss Oil just seems to run a little better when she's here. She is named after a nickname given to Dr. Olive Britt, a veternarian of Secretariat, who was foaled in Doswell, Virginia.