It's Affirmed: Triple Crown Hard to Win
There has not been a Triple Crown winner in 28 years. It is the longest such drought ever.
I was eleven years old when Affirmed won it last. He did it the year after Seattle Slew did it.
I remember thinking that the Triple Crown had lost its luster with back-to-back winners. It was supposed to be an exceptional occurrence.
Well, now I’m 39, and it hasn’t happened since.
It is, once again, an exceptional occurrence.