Sunday, May 20, 2007


I stop for coffee before hitting the highway and check out Preakness results. I'm sorry to have missed the race--looks like a doozy.

I ponder the winning photo on the front page of the papers. Look at his hind leg: Street Sense is actually ahead, biomechanically speaking, but is at the phase of the gallop sequence where his body is shortened, coiling for the next propelling thrust. Curlin is a hair behind, but at the phase in the sequence where his body is elongated--with his nose pushed out to meet the wire first.

That's horse racing--and there goes the Triple Crown!

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