Early today I heard the sad news that the racehorse I’ll Have Another has been scratched from tomorrow’s big horse race, The Belmont Stakes. Had he won, he would have been the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to sweep horse racing’s Triple Crown.
I’ll Have Another suffered what in humans is an Achilles tendon injury. That’s what I’ve been dealing with, as you might recall. So now I have a champion racehorse to compare myself to! Not bad!
Today’s photo comes from 1995. I was leading a capture-the-flag game for probably 30 people, children and adults. Moments after this picture was taken, while I was running away from some young whipper-snapper, I heard a loud pop and felt a strange and very painful sensation in my upper leg. I had torn my hamstring.
If I was a horse back then, I think I would have been euthanized.