Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The 1989 Preakness: Sunday Silence and Easy Goer

My good friend Richard (who foolishly bet on my Derby picks), talks about this race with great reverence. And with good reason: that stretch run, in which Sunday Silence and Easy Goer look each other in the face with less than 100 yards to go, is the stuff of legend. Sunday Silence edged out Easy Goer by a nose (sorry, Rich), but Easy Goer upset Sunday Silence's Triple Crown bid by winning the Belmont Stakes.