RUN FOR THE CROWN w/BONUS FOOTAGE
Unfashionably-bred, bought at a bargain price and trained by an engaging Californian, SILVER CHARM's gutsy quest for the crown seduced a nation. His race in Triple Crown's immortality was vanquished by a 1/2-length loss to TOUCH GOLD in the 1997
Belmont; see all three of his races.
Next, the golden era of Triple Crown champions is recalled and examines all the plausible reasons why it suddenly stopped: many experts say it runs in cycles and takes a special horse, increased competition, commercial breeding, timing, and not the least of which is luck play factors. Horses such as TIM TAM, NORTHERN DANCER, MAJESTIC PRINCE, and REAL QUIET came close only to falter in the Belmont. SECRETARIAT ended the 25-year Triple Crown drought in 1973 with such astonishing display of physical dominance; then the 1970's would produce two more crowns: SEATTLE SLEW in 1977 and then in 1978, two horses would stage the most competitive series of races in the history of the Run for the Crown - the dramatic duel between ALYDAR and AFFIRMED.
Will any horse ever again be able to endure the rigors of the Derby, Preakness, and Belmont - it's a difficult journey but the reward is immortality and a place among that elite group of racing legends. See all eleven Triple Crown winners from SIR BARTON to SECRETARIAT to AFFIRMED, from the all-time master, EDDIE ARCARO to the teenage wonder, STEVE CAUTHEN. Those who have won the Triple Crown have met the most difficult challenge in this sport, and for that, we salute you! An instant classic that's narrated by JIM McKAY.
AS AN ADDED BONUS... An HRTV segment on the Triple Crown "jinx" is added at the end of the main feature.
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|Category:||U.S. & Canadian Flat Racing|