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Sunday, June 12, 2005

Afleet Alex


It was exciting to watch the Belmont yesterday! When I saw Afleet Alex stuck in the middle of the pack, I was afraid that he wouldn't be able to get out. I kept telling myself to remember that it's a looong race and that he would be making his move later.


And boy, did he! Once he passed Giacomo, he just kept on going. The camera kept pulling back to keep Alex and then the second place horse, Andromeda's Hero, in the same picture. Alex was seven lengths in front of Andromeda's Hero.

See a great photo of the finish here.

The newspapers are reporting that Alex's last quarter mile time was faster than Secretariat's time over the same distance. I'd like to remind them that Secretariat was 31 lengths in front of the closest horse. I've no doubt that by then he was "loping".

This is a photo of Secretariat's Belmont finish

4 Comments:

At 1:54 PM, Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said...

Oh yeah. We saw the finish. Great race.

 
At 5:15 PM, Blogger AP3 said...

Oh, I missed it! Oh well. Sounds like fun.

 
At 8:12 PM, Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

The thing I like most is the cool names of the horses.

 
At 2:29 PM, Blogger jevanking™ said...

I LOVE the Triple Crown. Yeah, Secretariat was the best. There is no doubt about it. You could also remind them that Secretariat has the fastest official times of the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes. Unofficially he is the fastest at the Preakness as well. I wish people would think before they write--I'm a big Secretariat fan even though he was before my time and it makes me mad that people are even COMPARING a horse that won the Belmont to him. I think this is another comment that has turned into a blog post...

 

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