TIHR’s 14 for 2014: 2

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Time to lighten things up a bit, especially since we’re only a day away from ringing in the New Year with toasts and revelry.

The second most popular story at This Is Horse Racing in 2014 certainly fits that bill. Sean Clancy’s light-hearted and humorous post “Apologies accepted” appeared on his The Inside Rail blog shortly after the spring classics. The 2014 Triple Crown was marked by many things, obviously California Chrome’s run at immortality being the highlight. There were plenty of low points, too, from Steve Coburn’s rant on national television to the heinously loud sound system at Churchill Downs to a singer going a tad too long on God Bless America at the Preakness.

Sean got it started by writing, “Now that Steve Coburn has apologized for his outburst on NBC, it seems appropriate for everyone to apologize for everything that happened over the five-week Triple Crown.”

The rest is priceless, so check it out and relive some of the magic from the first half of the year with our second most popular story of 2014.

See you tomorrow with No. 1.

Any guesses?

No. 2: Apologies accepted


Other stories in the 14 for 2014.

No. 3: Of hidden cameras and no easy answers

No. 4: Tom Voss dies

No. 5: The horses are all right, right?

No. 6: Carrying On: Voss takes her father’s job too soon

No. 7: Dedication Personified

No. 8: Be prepared

No. 9: A long and winding Belmont journey

No. 10: Snowbirds

No. 11: Goodbye Dominic

No. 12: For Madison

No. 13: Celebration for brothers Espinoza

No. 14: Icabad Crane to try eventing with Dutton