Time will tell -- three weeks of time, to be precise -- how special this moment was. But when Big Brown passed the field and then my camera lens on his way to the wire and the second jewel of the Triple Crown in the Preakness Stakes, I couldn't help but feel like I was witnessing history.
Several horses in recent years have won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. And it's easy each time to say 'this is it!' But after a 30 year drought (since Affirmed won the Triple Crown in 1978), I really do think that this time we are looking at the Real Deal. I wish Big Brown and all the people associated with him good luck in the Belmont!