Subject: Eight Winning Hooves
From: Christopher W. Thomas (poetlaureate@poetic.com)
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Date: Sat June 12, 1999 at 1:24PM

Eight Winning Hooves


On this date in nineteen hundred nineteen
Sir Barton became the first horse seen
To win the Belmont Stakes and with it The Triple Crown
Establishing the list of all the steeds of this reknown

Repeated on this date in nineteen seventy seven
When Seattle Slew also earned his place in heaven
Adding his name to the list of horses who lasted
Through three races not very many have mastered

- Tristram

Christopher W. Thomas
written 10am June 12th, 1999
(for the date June 11th, 1999)