Monday, May 6, 2013

Will We Have a 2013 Triple Crown Winner?

  Every year, I wait in eager anticipation for the Triple Crown races, hoping that the day would come when we have a new Triple Crown winner. No horse has accomplished that feat since Affirmed in 1978. Even so, I'll Have Another won both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness in 2012, failing to grab the third jewel of the Triple Crown: the Belmont. This year, I hope Orb will be luckier.

 Just last weekend, Orb came from fifteenth place to come out victorious in the Derby. His feat was something reminiscent of Secretariat, who always began in last place, charging to win in the final stretch.
Orb has avery promising pedigree. I believe he will likely be
Triple Crown winner number 12!

 Orb comes from a well-balanced bloodline of both stamina and speed. His sire, Malibu Moon, is a fast horse who excels at shorter distances, while his dam, Lady Liberty, performs best in distances over 1 1/2 miles. Because of this, his pedigree is very promising.

 Orb is owned by Ogden Phipps, the same man who had won the coin toss with Penny Chenery, Secretariat's owner. Phipps is an excellent breeder, always making sure that his horses have the perfect combination of speed and stamina.

 Furthermore, Orb's race record shows great potential. During his two-year-old season, he had raced eight times, came first five times, and third once. The two other times, he failed to place. This year is even better than last year. He only raced four times, but won all those races! His chances of winning are great.

 Yet the question still remains. Does Orb have what it takes to grab the Preakness and the Belmont? Can he win the Triple Crown, something that hasn't been accomplished in 35 years? I want your opinion. Please comment below on what you think will happen.

1 comment:

  1. I think he can win the Triple Crown. I would love to see him win the Triple Crown this year.


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