So what if we aren’t horse racers? We are horse people, and the thought of finally adding another Triple Crown to the record books is plenty enough to get our blood pumping. In all the media hype leading up to the Belmont Stakes, horse people want it to happen, but with 13 horses in the last 37 years winning the first two legs but not handling the distance of the Belmont, cautious optimism was the common chord.
BUT, as American Pharoah practically loped around the far turn, it seemed possible he could hold the lead. And as he pulled away from Frosted in the homestretch, horsey and non-horsey fans everywhere shouted, squealed and cried at their televisions, phones and computers as they watched history being made.
How does the EN staff feel about it?
Lainey sums it up for all of us: