Monday, June 8, 2009
Summer Bird takes the Belmont-AP Photo
No horse has done it since 1978. And in the end, neither could jockey, Calvin Borel.
Instead, Summer Bird sailed across the finish line in first place at the 2009 Belmont Stakes. Borel, aboard Mine That Bird, came in third, proving that the Triple Crown remains one of the most elusive accomplishments in the world of sports for both beast and man.
All that's left for those of us who'd love to see another Triple Crown winner is to sigh and repeat the familiar phrase that disappointed fans everywhere have cried out since the beginning of time.
Just wait until next year!