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American Pharoah Triple Crown Victory – A Race Dad Would Have Enjoyed

Posted on June 7, 2015

Reflection by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   At the risk of sounding perpetually sentimental, I couldn’t help but think of my father yesterday when American Pharoah won the Triple Crown in thoroughbred horse racing at the 147th Belmont Stakes. So many elements kept bringing my thoughts back to Dad.   With an opening salvo for the playing of Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York”, the one and half mile long Belmont took place in Elmont, New York one day after the anniversary of my father’s June 5th birthday. My dad was originally from Upstate New York. He grew up on Sunny Crest Farm with a sable of horses on the property and an accomplished equestrian for a mother, so he very much appreciated these fine…

Connecticut Man Seeks Swimming Triple Crown 28 Years After Conquering English Channel

Posted on July 16, 2013

Twenty-eight years after swimming the English Channel at age 22, and twenty-four years after circumnavigating the water around Manhattan Island, Marty McMahon, a former president of the Windsor Chamber of Commerce in Connecticut, has his heart set on achieving the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming by swimming the Catalina Channel in Southern California on July 17.¬†And, heart is truly what this swim is all about for McMahon. McMahon, who currently heads the WCC’s tourism committee, is taking on the athletic challenge to raise money and awareness for Autism Services and Resources Ct ASRC (www.ct-asrc.org); McMahon’s son Denis has Asperger ¬†syndrome, which is part of the autism spectrum. According to Open Water Source, the marathon swims in the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming…