Did Racing Need A Triple Crown Winner?

As the drought stretched on, as years passed and horse racing faded in popularity, it became a commonplace to hear that the sport “needed a Triple Crown winner”. A horse that could win the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont would invigorate the sport, some thought. It would bring much-needed attention from casual fans,…

Williams Wins, Twitter Erupts, and Racing Loses

The horse racing world erupted when American Pharoah won the Triple Crown in June, and it erupted again on Monday morning when Sports Illustrated announced that Serena Williams had been chosen by the magazine’s editors as the 2015 Sportsperson of the Year. Funny that, Sportsperson. The day before, SI noted that American Pharoah had been…