Monday, May 18, 2009

Horses with a Gift

So I was leafing through the World Almanac the other day, (doesn't everyone?) and this tidbit caught my eye. There have been less than one dozen Triple Crown winners in the history of the Kentucky Derby, the Belmont and the Preakness. All three of these races have been up and running (running? Get it?) since 1875 so that's more than a century with so few! And the record for the Kentucky Derby is still Secretariat's time from 1973. Why aren't horses getting better like human athletes? Have they been no advances in equine science? Equinology? It's got me thinking. I hate that. Bone up on horse racing with these books:

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