Yes! I’m getting really tired of the clichės!
Belmont Stakes lexicon, BANNED edition: Let’s can the stamina talk
I had so much fun in spring 2010 writing a paean to the terms I wanted banished from the Kentucky Derby lexicon (e.g. “weak crop”) that I thought I’d do the same for the Belmont Stakes this year.
If spring is when a young man’s fancy turns to love, then Belmont Stakes week is when an old Turf writer’s curmudgeonly ways turns to disdain, and Ray Kerrison of the New York Post began the litany on Monday by describing the third jewel of American Thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown as “the last surviving pillar of the days when horses were bred and prized for stamina.”
Now banned from my Belmont Stakes lexicon (unless used in a quote by someone I’m interviewing for a story) is the word stamina.