If anything has held true with the first two Arkansas Democrat-Gazette All-Arkansas Preps awards banquets, it's that there has been a great speaker each time and the most honored people have been the high school athletes and coaches.
It is going to be debated long and hard, and passionately from both sides. Some want Ahmed Zayat, owner of American Pharoah, and Bob Baffert, the trainer, to keep running the Triple Crown winner. Others say no way.
American Pharoah kicked down the door of thoroughbred racing's most exclusive club with the same power he used to kick his way down the stretch Saturday at Belmont Park and became the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.