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May 27, 1998 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's something of a parallel between Real Quiet and Sir Barton. Real Quiet lost his first six races and now has won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. Sir Barton also lost his first six starts, all of them as a 2-year-old, and didn't run again until the Kentucky Derby. He won the 1919 Derby on a Saturday, the Preakness the following Wednesday and completed the sweep in the Belmont about a month later. Between the Preakness and the Belmont, Sir Barton also won the Withers Stakes.
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May 18, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
BALTIMORE - Horse racing's Preakness is a place of history and a bubble of hope. If you come here with a Kentucky Derby victory under your belt, as trainer Shug McGaughey and Orb have, you have little time to appreciate that history. You are lost in the Triple Crown bubble. Every question goes in the same direction: Can you win? How will you (a) feel, (b) react, (c) enjoy? Orb's morning-line odds are even money. If you want to make money on him Saturday, you'll need to bet lots of it. This year, only Orb can hope for immortality.
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October 12, 1999
In the fourth race at the Kenilworth Jockey Club track in Windsor, Ontario, 79 years ago today, there were only two horses entered: * Sir Barton, a 4-year-old owned by J.K.L. Ross. * Man o' War, a 3-year-old, owned by Samuel Ridder. Only two horses, but what a huge race! It was the first great match race of the century, staged to settle the question: Which was the greatest horse in North America? Sir Barton had been bought for $10,000 by Ross, a retired Canadian Navy Commander.
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June 8, 2012
On Saturday, I'll Have Another will try to win the Belmont Stakes to become horse racing's 12th Triple Crown winner and end a 34-year drought, the longest since Sir Barton won the three races of the Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes, in 1919. As Liam Durbin wrote earlier this week in his handicap of the race , other than the fact that there are 12 horses in it, the field sets up well for I'll Have Another. His two biggest challengers will be Dullahan and Union Rags, with many experts picking Union Rags to win the race.
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June 7, 2012 | Bill Dwyre
ELMONT, N.Y. — The Triple Crown of horse racing is a sports heirloom. It is your great-grandmother's wedding ring, passed down the line, still glamorous in its nicks and smudges. The J. Paul Reddam/Doug O'Neill colt I'll Have Another will be running a mile and a half Saturday in the Belmont Stakes for the right to hoist a 34-year-old virgin. That is a silver trophy, designed in loose likeness of its 11 predecessors, but unencumbered by previous ownership. Each of the 11 previous Triple Crown winners got separate trophies for their owners.
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June 8, 2012
On Saturday, I'll Have Another will try to win the Belmont Stakes to become horse racing's 12th Triple Crown winner and end a 34-year drought, the longest since Sir Barton won the three races of the Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes, in 1919. As Liam Durbin wrote earlier this week in his handicap of the race , other than the fact that there are 12 horses in it, the field sets up well for I'll Have Another. His two biggest challengers will be Dullahan and Union Rags, with many experts picking Union Rags to win the race.
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May 18, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
BALTIMORE - Horse racing's Preakness is a place of history and a bubble of hope. If you come here with a Kentucky Derby victory under your belt, as trainer Shug McGaughey and Orb have, you have little time to appreciate that history. You are lost in the Triple Crown bubble. Every question goes in the same direction: Can you win? How will you (a) feel, (b) react, (c) enjoy? Orb's morning-line odds are even money. If you want to make money on him Saturday, you'll need to bet lots of it. This year, only Orb can hope for immortality.
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May 31, 1985 | Jim Murray
Well, now it turns out that the connections of the ill-named Spend a Buck--Make a Buck would be more like it--might have done racing a service. First of all, they might have triggered the powers that control the Triple Crown events--the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes--into posting a bonus for any horse that sweeps those. That is long overdue.
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June 6, 1989 | BILL CHRISTINE
REMARKS: This is the bottom line for Saturday's 121st running of the Belmont Stakes: If Sunday Silence should win and become the 12th horse to sweep the Triple Crown, he will earn almost twice the combined purses of the first 11 Triple Crown champions. A victory in the Belmont means a $5-million payday for Sunday Silence's three owners. Half of the colt is owned by Arthur Hancock, the Paris (Ky.) breeder, and the other half is divided between Charlie Whittingham, Sunday Silence's trainer, and Ernest Gaillard, the retired surgeon from La Jolla.
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June 9, 1989 | Jim Murray
You imagined Black Beauty looked like this. Glowing coat, the color of anthracite in the sun. A movie horse. Something Clint Eastwood would ride into town. Sunday Silence is not America's horse, exactly. He's not Man o' War, Swaps, the horse that saved the fort or won the West. But he's the big horse around the barns at Belmont this week. The cameras cluster around Barn No. 5 as the hot-walkers take him around the ring, hose him down. Off in a corner, his bright blue eyes missing nothing, the canny old trainer, Charlie Whittingham, the Casey Stengel of the horse business, looks him over for telltale signs of short-windedness, trembling in the legs.
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June 7, 2012 | Bill Dwyre
ELMONT, N.Y. — The Triple Crown of horse racing is a sports heirloom. It is your great-grandmother's wedding ring, passed down the line, still glamorous in its nicks and smudges. The J. Paul Reddam/Doug O'Neill colt I'll Have Another will be running a mile and a half Saturday in the Belmont Stakes for the right to hoist a 34-year-old virgin. That is a silver trophy, designed in loose likeness of its 11 predecessors, but unencumbered by previous ownership. Each of the 11 previous Triple Crown winners got separate trophies for their owners.
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October 12, 1999
In the fourth race at the Kenilworth Jockey Club track in Windsor, Ontario, 79 years ago today, there were only two horses entered: * Sir Barton, a 4-year-old owned by J.K.L. Ross. * Man o' War, a 3-year-old, owned by Samuel Ridder. Only two horses, but what a huge race! It was the first great match race of the century, staged to settle the question: Which was the greatest horse in North America? Sir Barton had been bought for $10,000 by Ross, a retired Canadian Navy Commander.
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May 27, 1998 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's something of a parallel between Real Quiet and Sir Barton. Real Quiet lost his first six races and now has won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. Sir Barton also lost his first six starts, all of them as a 2-year-old, and didn't run again until the Kentucky Derby. He won the 1919 Derby on a Saturday, the Preakness the following Wednesday and completed the sweep in the Belmont about a month later. Between the Preakness and the Belmont, Sir Barton also won the Withers Stakes.
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June 9, 1989 | Jim Murray
You imagined Black Beauty looked like this. Glowing coat, the color of anthracite in the sun. A movie horse. Something Clint Eastwood would ride into town. Sunday Silence is not America's horse, exactly. He's not Man o' War, Swaps, the horse that saved the fort or won the West. But he's the big horse around the barns at Belmont this week. The cameras cluster around Barn No. 5 as the hot-walkers take him around the ring, hose him down. Off in a corner, his bright blue eyes missing nothing, the canny old trainer, Charlie Whittingham, the Casey Stengel of the horse business, looks him over for telltale signs of short-windedness, trembling in the legs.
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June 6, 1989 | BILL CHRISTINE
REMARKS: This is the bottom line for Saturday's 121st running of the Belmont Stakes: If Sunday Silence should win and become the 12th horse to sweep the Triple Crown, he will earn almost twice the combined purses of the first 11 Triple Crown champions. A victory in the Belmont means a $5-million payday for Sunday Silence's three owners. Half of the colt is owned by Arthur Hancock, the Paris (Ky.) breeder, and the other half is divided between Charlie Whittingham, Sunday Silence's trainer, and Ernest Gaillard, the retired surgeon from La Jolla.
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June 4, 1987
If Alysheba wins the Belmont Saturday to become the 12th Triple Crown winner in history, it is hoped he enjoys a better future than the first winner. Writes Paul Moran of Newsday: "Sir Barton, the first winner of the Triple Crown in 1919, raced on bad feet. Racing lore, always more interesting than history, tells us that he raced on a good grade of cocaine, so he did not care, particularly, that his feet hurt. "A failure at stud, he eventually was donated to a U.S.
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June 4, 1987
If Alysheba wins the Belmont Saturday to become the 12th Triple Crown winner in history, it is hoped he enjoys a better future than the first winner. Writes Paul Moran of Newsday: "Sir Barton, the first winner of the Triple Crown in 1919, raced on bad feet. Racing lore, always more interesting than history, tells us that he raced on a good grade of cocaine, so he did not care, particularly, that his feet hurt. "A failure at stud, he eventually was donated to a U.S.
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April 18, 2001
Horse racing's Triple Crown winners and their ages at death (Seattle Slew, 27, is still alive): Whirlaway Died at 15 Secretariat 19 Sir Barton 21 Citation 25 War Admiral 25 Affirmed 26 Omaha 27 Gallant Fox 27 Assault 28 Count Fleet 33 Source: World Features Syndicate
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May 31, 1985 | Jim Murray
Well, now it turns out that the connections of the ill-named Spend a Buck--Make a Buck would be more like it--might have done racing a service. First of all, they might have triggered the powers that control the Triple Crown events--the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes--into posting a bonus for any horse that sweeps those. That is long overdue.
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