I guess that’s why they gave this week’s list to “the varsity”, huh?
Seriously — this thing was tough. Lots of angles to play in the “Heartbreakers” edition of the Sweet 16 list we’re compiling on a weekly basis here at WNST.net.
Teams? Players? Specific plays? Other “issues” like teams moving, etc.?
How do I rank them? How do I consider one over the other?
It wasn’t easy.
But I nailed it.
Let’s start at #16 with an incredibly heartbreaking moment from the 2011 Preakness. Why was it heartbreaking? Because your’s truly had the boxed exacta of Shackleford and Astrology with a boatload riding on it. How much is a boatload? Try $5,700 worth of cold, hard cash if those two just wind up 1-2 in either order.
Wanna see how close ol’ Drewski was to $5,700? Watch below and weep along with me as those two horses pull away from the field in the last 500 yards, only to see that scumbag Animal Kingdom come out of nowhere to steal $5,700 from me.
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