What do you and Marylou Whitney, Virginia Kraft Payson and Beverly (Peggy) Steinman have in common? “Nothing,” you say?
Over my many years as both a race fan and media professional in this sport, I’ve witnessed a lot of silly things, one of them being the Tall Poppy Syndrome. You’re probably wondering what that means. A former flame from Australia explained the phenomenon to me: when a poppy rises above the others in the field–her head is higher–it has to be lopped off.