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Steve Cauthen remembers the last Triple Crown
Steve Cauthen remembers the last Triple Crown

The best living symbol of horse racing's Holy Grail was on the phone this week, keeping the hope and vision alive. In 1978, Steve Cauthen was to the American sports scene what Jordan Spieth is now. He was a bright, new athletic face, destined for magazine covers and history books. At age 21, Spieth won the Masters. Not unthinkable, but certainly amazing. At age 18, Cauthen won the Triple Crown. More unthinkable and more amazing. Cauthen is 54 now and his calling is quite different than that of Spieth, who will probably win the Masters again and who can rely on dozens in his sport to be spokesmen for golf's great moments. Cauthen is a lone wolf. His moment was 37 years...

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