That attitude seems to have been proven premature however after looking at the front pages of many American newspapers on Sunday.
Big Brown's Preakness victory and the potential for a Triple Crown was featured on the cover of newspapers across the nation -- very often in the coveted "above the fold" position.
Think about this for a moment: What other American sports event garners similar coast-to-coast front page coverage? The Super Bowl is a likely candidate. Perhaps the last game of the World Series. Maybe the final game of the NBA Championship. Probably not the NHL. Or the PGA. Or professional tennis.
No -- it's horse-racing that's among this small handful of noteworthy events, despite some recent proclamations that it's an anachronism on the American sports scene...
Below is a sampling of some the front pages of US newspapers from this past Sunday.
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