"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."
"Everybody is trying to keep up with the Joneses," 33rd-year Minnesota coach John Anderson said. "I think (the Big Ten) will keep getting better, and I think we'll have a big impact on the national stage."