For me, just being at Belmont Park and the Belmont Stakes day for the first time was a buzz in itself.
I cheered on fellow Scandinavian Michael Lund Petersen’s Mor Spirit in the Met Mile, saw Abel Tasman put in another top performance in the Acorn, and watched Tapwrit, whose usual exercise rider is a friend of mine, win the Belmont S.
However, I had a feeling that those of the nearly 58,000 people in the audience who, unlike myself, don’t spend most of their days thinking about horses and racing, will fail to appreciate the greatness of what they had just seen.
It doesn’t matter to me, or to you who are reading this now, because we know about them before we get to the track we go home after the races and read the interviews and race reviews.
I have a lot more to say, but I will stop there.