The equine Olympics: the Triple Crown

Kenny can only think of one other event in sports that equates to horse racing's greatest challenge.

Updated: March 25, 2003, 2:51 PM ET
By Kenny Rice | Special to ESPN.com

I don't expect to see a torch being carried from Louisville to Baltimore to New York, or a wreath replacing the blankets of roses, Black-Eyed Susans and carnations. The top three finishers could never stand on platforms of varying heights to designate their place in the race.

From Athens, Greece to Athens, Georgia and Athens, Kentucky, no one is demanding Thoroughbred racing become an Olympic sport. But the Olympics are the best example to explain to outsiders what makes the Triple Crown ...

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