Now that ORB has won the 2013 Kentucky Derby, will he take the Preakness and Belmont Stakes to become the 12th Triple Crown winner? It’s a tall order. Since 1919, only 11 horses have taken the Triple Crown. They are:
Sir Barton, Gallant Fox, Omaha, War Admiral, Whirlaway, Count Fleet, Assault, Citation, Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Affirmed
I like ORB because:
1) As the 2013 Kentucky Derby winner, he gives crossword constructors a new cluing angle. We are over the moon. Thank you very much!
2) I’ve bet on horses a few times and always lost . . . until ORB! Didn’t put down as much money as Tom Brady, but still. Isn’t it interesting that a horse called REVOLUTIONARY placed third behind ORB? I’m just sayin’ …
3) SIR BARTON, winner of first Triple Crown in 1919, anagrams into ORB TRAINS.
Neigh sayers may snort at such cruciverbal logic (oxymoron?), but that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. I’m betting on ORB to win the Preakness Stakes. Here’s to hoping that he runs circles around the competition …
This cool simulation shows jockey Joel Rosario’s perspective as he came from behind to win the Kentucky Derby. Are you an Orb fan?