June 09, 2003


AIN'T IT FUNNY: The New York Post apparently decided to scrap that juvenile Funny-Cide-writes-a-daily-column idea (only running it once, the day before the race). However, all the fake columns in the world weren't enough to give the gelding a victory, as Funny Cide lost the Belmont Stakes Saturday to Empire Maker.
Now I don't pretend to be some kind of horseracing expert, but if I were the other owners, trainers, and jockeys, I would've let Funny Cide win. Why not? With horseracing essentially a dying sport, wouldn't the one thing that could cure it (a triple-crown winner) be more in the interest of everybody than winning themselves?
As it stands now, there still has yet to be a triple crown winner in my lifetime- the last, Affirmed in 1978, won the Belmont about six weeks before I was born.

Posted by Stephen Silver at June 9, 2003 06:17 AM
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