Winning horse racing’s triple is one of toughest feats in sports – BostonHerald.com
The late Woody Stephens, the Hall of Fame thoroughbred trainer, served up plenty of country-fried wisdom during his final years around the barns and tracks..
“You know, it’s funny,” Stephens would say in the days leading into the Belmont. “For a long time, I’ve been hearing about all of these great horses, and their trainers and jockeys. This was finally going to be it—the year a horse would win the Triple Crown.
“All I know is that when you make your way to New York, them buildings get pretty tall once you cross the Hudson River.”