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The Champ is back!

Updated: January 25, 2013, 12:49 PM ET
By Bob Ehalt

He may not be the Horse of the Year, but he might the horse that makes 2013 an unforgettable year.

No one could beat Shanghai Bobby last year and if that trend continues into the spring and early summer, Thoroughbred racing just might have its answer to the Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera.

That is, of course, a wild-eyed dream in late January, but in a year that serves as the 35th anniversary of the sport's last Triple Crown winner the 3-year-old debut of the reigning juvenile ...

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