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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Sportsman of the Week Ending 6/8/2015

After an epic sports weekend that saw the French Open Finals, playoff basketball and hockey, and the start of the Women's World Cup, it's horse racing that captured the nation.  Of course we are talking about American Pharoah ridden by Victor Espinoza who won the first Triple Crown of horse racing in 37 years.  There is no question that Espinoza was on the best horse, but to guide the colt over a mile and a half in the second best time (among triple crown winners) and 12th best all-time is something special.  You can't get trapped early, you can't hit the throttle too early, you can't let up down the stretch.  He did everything right.  For three races.  And he joins a very elite fraternity.  Triple Crown jockey.  And our Sportsman of the Week!

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