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TRIPLE CROWN TALK BEGINS

By Bob Silbernagel

Now that the owners of Animal Kingdom — the chestnut 21-1 shot who won the Kentucky Derby — have announced they will race their colt in the Preakness, talk of the possibility of the first Triple Crown winner since 1978 has already started.

I certainly liked the way Animal Kingdom ran in the Derby, staying near the middle of the pack with room to maneuver until he made his stretch run. And he hasn't be overworked. The Derby was only his fifth career race. But the triple crown is tough to pull off.

To read a good analysis from the Boston Globe, click HERE.

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