Saturday, June 6, 2009

Horse With "Bird" In Name Wins Belmont

Summer Bird that is. The half-brother of Mine That Bird (the two share the same father), denied Calvin Borel of a chance at history by becoming the first jockey to win the Triple Crown on two different horses.

What was a chance at history for Borel, became a chance at redemption for Kent Desormeaux, the jockey for Summer Bird. As some of you, those who actually care about horse racing, may remember, Desormeaux was the jockey for Big Brown last year when he finished last at the Belmont with a shot at the Triple Crown on the line.

And with that, horse racing fades into obscurity for the majority of America for the next 329 days.

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