I've been going in circles in the arena for too long, B. Hahahahahaha.
Marty, jump right in here...
You and Bmichael should educate the rest of us about racing (or, at least, ME! hahaha)...Discuss amongst yourselves (a la Mike Myers as Linda Richman).
No...AK usually runs from behind and ran his race as he usually does. Shackleford just had few extra steps today and lived up to his ability. But shoot...winning the Derby and placing in the Preakness is very good stuff.
Correction: I misspoke (or wrote) on this thread that the Preakness and the Belmont races were longer than the Derby. Actually, the Preakness is shorter and the Belmont is longer.
So in three weeks, while there won't be a Triple Crown winner this year, the Belmont should be pretty suspenseful, depending on who shows up. Remember Nehro? :-)
I thought he was going to pull it out!