Good times, horse racing ... until May
Palace Malice completed the Triple Crown of different winners for each Triple Crown horse race Saturday, holding off Preakness winner Oxbow and Kentucky Derby winner Orb to win the Belmont Stakes despite being a 15-1 longshot.
We already knew we'd go another year without a Triple Crown winner, which upsets us for some unclear reason. If you're younger than 35, you really have no cause to lose sleep over it. You have no idea what it feels like to have a Triple Crown winner in your life. Ask your dad.
Nevertheless, it's always fun to watch a horse race. So here you go:
The victory surely sparked a surge in "palace malice ron artest" Google searches, but sadly, Metta World Peace does not own any part of the horse. He is tweeting today, but about typical Metta things, not horse racing:
I'm at a restaurant . This random loser asked why am I not passionate right now. I said because there is no hoop around . So I......— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) June 8, 2013
Good effort, but our horse-related tweet of the day goes to:
This guy who owns Palace Malice will stop smiling when the horse ditches him for Jay-Z.— Michael Rosenberg (@Rosenberg_Mike) June 8, 2013
The 2014 Kentucky Derby goes off on May 3. See you then, everyone. In the meantime, enjoy funny hats.