Monthly Archives: June 2018
Belmont Park, New York
June 9, 2018
On Thursday, the National Hockey League season ended when the Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup 4 games to 1 over the Las Vegas Golden Knights.
On Friday, the National Basketball Association season ended when the Golden State Warriors was their third championship in four years. For this, they should receive honorable mention in Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
On Saturday, the magnificent horse Justify should defeat nine others to claim the Triple Crown.
Justify has captured the Triple Crown after winning the 150th Belmont Stakes on Saturday in New York.
Justify won the Belmont starting from the rail. The last Triple Crown from that spot at the Belmont was Secretariat, 45 years ago to the day Saturday.
Justify, which went off as the 4-5 favorite, is the 13th horse to win the Triple Crown but just the second to capture it undefeated, joining Seattle Slew (1977). Justify beat nine other horses to win — more competition than any other Triple Crown winner has beaten in the Belmont. Justify defeated 35 horses across the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont.
Bob Baffert, Justify’s trainer, joins “Sunny Jim” Fitzsimmons as the only trainers to win the Triple Crown twice. Fitzsimmons won in 1930 with Gallant Fox and in 1935 with Omaha. Baffert won in 2015 with American Pharoah.
It was Baffert’s fifth attempt to win the Triple Crown — three more than any other trainer. It was jockey Mike Smith’s first Triple Crown. At 52, he is the oldest jockey to win the Triple Crown.
Gronkowski finished second in the 1 1/2 mile race, and Hofburg finished third before a crowd of 90,000.
The Retrievers Upset #1 seeded Virginia Cavaliers
That Was the Week That Was in America
“Let It Be” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyOs2abOYXg
In the North American Wild West . . .
Dateline: Las Vegas, Nevada [Carson City is the state capital]
Now the Golden Knights are down 1-3 in the Stanley Cup Finals. A backyard fire spread to three homes causing over $650K in damage. A winning $2 bet on Las Vegas will only recover (500 to 1) $1,000.
Dateline: Hobbs, New Mexico
The Catholic Church is investigating reports that a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe is weeping.
Dateline: Fairbanks, Alaska [ JEW-no is the state capital ]
State animal control have released a plan to reduce the number of fornicating rabbits since their population increased by 1,000%.
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Along the North Atlantic Coast . . .
Dateline: Columbia, South Carolina [state capital]
Lottery officials state that Christmas Day winners will not be paid $35 million in prizes because there was a glitch whereby everyone was made a winner.
Dateline: Orono, Maine
A new genetic strain is being released by the University of Maine of a gourmet item, “Pinto Gold.” Speculation is that it tastes more like pinto beans than potatoes.
Dateline: Richmond, Virginia [state capital]
Another month has been given to a commission that is deciding what to do with dozens of Confederate monuments.
Dateline: Sarasota, Florida
The On Eternal Patrol Memorial Reef will be constructed on the ocean floor off the Gulf of Mexico to honor more than 4,000 submarine crewman, who have died since 1900. Critics wonder if the Trump Administration did the math underestimating the total number of human deaths.
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In the American Heartland . .
Dateline: Oswego, Illinois [ no Chicago is not the state capital ]
The school principal issued a stout apology of a yearbook picture of cheerleaders under a banner headline “No one ugly allowed.”
Dateline: Lansing, Michigan [state capital]
Gasoline prices have risen 32 cents a gallon during the last month. State officials don’t realize that drivers in California have been paying more than $4.00 per gallon for many more months.
Dateline: Cleveland, Tennessee
Feds acknowledged that the did a DEA raid on a family’s home erroneously.
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Elsewhere in the United State of America . . .
Dateline: Grand Junction, Colorado
A local state college – Colorado Mesa University – plans to build a campus specializing in culinary and hospitality programs for $15.7 million or less. Observers wonder why it will be located so far west within the state of Colorado and why it will be situated next to the region’s mental hospital.
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