Michael Phelps could very well become the greatest Olympian of all time but he says when he retires from swimming after the London Games, he plans to conquer a new sport: Horse racing.
Phelps tells Yahoo that he's quite serious about buying a race horse with his longtime coach Bob Bowman. He tells the news organization that the two have discussed it repeatedly.
In fact, he has his eye on Preakness 2014 -- if not the Triple Crown.
"I think it would be cool," Phelps told Yahoo, adding that he hopes to hit all of next year's Triple Crown races as an observer, if not a shopper.
Yahoo also pointed out that before Preakness this year, Phelps felt out thoroughbred trainer Bob Baffert about conditioning a horse for him and Bowman. Bowman, by the way, refers to himself as a "horseman" on his Twitter account.
One question remains: What would Phelps name the horse?
I'll Have Another Gold Medal? Man of the Pool? Swimbiscuit?
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