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The New York Times – “Holding Back Tears After American Pharoah’s Triple Crown”

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PUBLISHED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES, BY DONNA BROTHERS, ON JUNE 19, 2015.

Given time to think about how I felt witnessing American Pharoah’s Triple Crown sweep on June 6, my conclusion may be surprising: I felt robbed and a bit sad. Sure, I also felt joy and enormous gratitude toward my employer, NBC, which entrusts me with the responsibility of interviewing the winning jockey on horseback. But I have waited my whole life for this Triple Crown. The last time there was a sweep of the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes, I was 12, and my takeaway from the Affirmed-Alydar battle was…

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