The Justified

The Golden State Warriors won another NBA title. The Washington Capitals captured their first ever Stanley Cup. But with apologies to the great athletes on both of those teams, it was a horse that stole the sporting show this weekend.

I didn’t get the sense that Justify was a Triple Crown horse seeing him barely win the Preakness three weeks earlier, and I said as such on Facebook and Twitter. I had already seen American Pharoah win the Triple Crown and the euphoric cheering that resulted afterward with a 37-year drought ending. I couldn’t wrap my head around it happening again so soon.

But it did, and now Justify has earned his spot on the mantle of the all-time greats. As I said three years, I’d still love to see a computer or video game where the Triple Crown winners race against each other in hypothetical Kentucky Derbies, Preakness or Belmont Stakes.

Anybody working on that?


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