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I found this quit interesting and very unique.
« on: June 10, 2018, 08:59:43 AM »
We've all heard of bachelor parties.

With my grandson getting married next month, he was given his this weekend.  The bunch of guy friends took him to see the Belmont Stakes and he, fortunately, witnessed the winning of the coveted Triple Crown winner, Justify.

First of the Triple Crown - The Kentucky Derby

Second Race of the Triple Crown - The Preakness

The Belmont Stakes - Third and final race to be a Triple Crown Winner

That was exciting to watch.  We're not horse fanciers as a family, but always enjoy watching the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes.


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