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My Favorite Moments as a Young Fan

1. 2007 Breeders Cup Classic

The 2007 Breeders Cup Classic was my favorite moment simply because of Curlin. The mighty chestnut had captured my heart like no horse before, and his utter domination of Hard Spun, Street Sense, Any Given Saturday, and Lawyer Ron had me jumping for joy. It was the race of the year for Horse of the Year, and Curlin proved what I had thought all year, that he was the best of his generation, and one of the best I had ever seen.

2. 2015 Belmont Stakes

I had been waiting for a Triple Crown winner since the gallant Smarty Jones introduced me to this wonderful sport in 2004. American Pharoah is a real American Phenom and when he crossed the wire first at Belmont I could not believe my eyes. The aftermath of the Belmont still resonates with me I have watched this race at least fifty times, still trying to believe that yes indeed we do have a Triple Crown champion.

3. 2009 Preakness Stakes

The 2009 Preakness was a match up of epic proportions. You had the dominat…