This week at ABC Wednesday, T is our letter of focus.
With the Belmont Stakes being run this weekend, I thought that I would look at thoroughbreds. They are magnificent, beautiful athletes.
"The Thoroughbred as it is known today was first developed in 17th and 18th century England, when native mares were crossbred with imported Arabian stallions. All modern Thoroughbreds can trace their pedigrees to three stallions originally imported." (for more information refer to Wikipedia's article that also looks at the weakness of this animal and the dangers of racing)
The Belmont is the third race in the run for the Triple Crown. The Kentucky Derby is considered the race in horse racing and it the crown jewel of the three. The Preakness was the second.
Once again there was no Triple Crown winner. Secretariat, one of the last of the Triple Crown winners, was an exceptional thoroughbred. Look out for the movie this summer on this remarkable horse.
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