The vice president shared the anecdote about American Pharoah during a Baltimore policy retreat, but not everyone's buying it.
What could the reason possibly be?
Things got silly with Jimmy Fallon.
It's actually up to the horse's kids.
It's a tough year to be a three year-old colt if your name isn't American Pharoah. The Haskell Invitational and Triple Crown winner's classmates have been chasing his famously scant tail across the finish line since his second start, and first win, last September when he trounced the field in the Del Mar Futurity.
It might be hard to accept that someone's pet earns more money than you do -- but unless you're really rich, it's true. From internet sensations, to movie stars, to commercial actors, to print models, cats, dogs and animals of all stripes have raked in millions -- or even tens of millions -- for their owners.
This problem is not SI. The problem is all of us.
Horse racing represents the two things I hate most: animal abuse and rich white people celebrating. Nevertheless, congratulations to American Pharoah on winning the equestrian Triple Crown.