Well, once again another year of no Triple Crown winner. This battle was supposed to be a duel between the Kentucky Derby Winner, Always Dreaming and Classic Empire (who was initially favored). Up until the last sixteenth of a mile, it did look like a battle. However, the 13-1 long shot Cloud Computing defeated Classic Empire as he came from behind in a nose to nose battle.
Sadly, as my horse-racing fan friend Dave says, “When the Preakness is over with a different victor than the Kentucky Derby, not much is excitement is left for the Belmont.” Oh well, at least we have mint juleps and great hats. Cheers!