A COWBOY AT HEART

By Keith Ryan Cartwright

April 11, 2013

(Originally published by the Professional Bull Riders Association)

PBR Article photo - A Cowboy at HeartFORT WORTH, Texas ― Leading up to the 1990 running of the Kentucky Derby, Carl Nafzger treated “the fastest two minutes in sports” as if it were just another race.

At least that’s the way he treated it in the media.

Unbridled was not the favorite to win and in the two weeks leading up to the race Nafzger made sure to move the challenge of winning from himself to squarely on the shoulders of the trainers for Summer Squall and Mister Frisky.

The first Saturday of May that year was a terrible day.

It was cold ― 48 degrees at race time ― and it had been raining, but that didn’t stop Unbridled, who came from behind down the stretch to outlast both of the favorites to win the first of three marquee races that make up the Triple Crown.

Read the full article at http://www.pbr.com/en/news/features/other-features/2013/4/carl-nafzger.aspx.

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