I mean, I knew it had to be more than a gunshot," Anderson told the Las Cruces Sun-News newspaper (http://bit.ly/1ME7PEp). "I didn't know if it was a shotgun blast, I didn't know what. But it was very loud, and I just kept on saying the words."
"They say racing is dead, or they say racing is dying," said John Anderson, 44, who drove nearly two hours from Port St. Lucie, Florida just to get his moment with Espinoza. "It's not. It's alive and well, and Victor Espinoza, American Pharoah and [the horse's trainer] Bob Baffert are why I think racing is going to become bigger than it's ever been."