By Bill Finley
You’re supposed to be pretty smart to make it onto Jeopardy!, but three contestants Thursday night completely whiffed when asked to come up with the name of the 2018 Triple Crown winner.
In a question worth $600, host Alex Trebek, a horse owner in his own right, read the question: Bob Baffert trained two recent Triple Crown winning horses, American Pharoah in 2015 and this horse in 2018.
The three contestants stood there expressionless for a few seconds and said nothing, before Trebek gave them the answer, Justify, and moved on to the next question.
Were the three contestants just unusually ignorant about horse racing or does the Triple Crown resonate that little with the man on the street? Sounds like a panel for the next symposium at the University of Arizona.