For that matter, should a horse be considered for the honor at all?
The Triple Crown winner ended his career with a triumph at the Breeders' Cup Classic.
"Neigh, the Wildcats have no chance," he said (in my mind).
According to owner Ahmed Zayat, the Triple Crown winner just "loves to race."
Saratoga is the place where triple crown winners go to lose.
Only 50,000 will be allowed in, and the race is nearly sold out already.
It was the eighth straight victory -- and an easy one -- for the three-year-old champion.
Why keep racing the Triple Crown winner and risk injury?
That's a pretty nice rate of return.
Police allege jockeys shocked horses, pulled reins to fix races.