At that moment Levy and Perret were surrounded by jubilant followers, all wondering where in New York City to spend this celebratory evening. Since they hadn't expected to win, they had planned to return to New Jersey; no one had made any reservations for dining or partying the night away. With a quick phone call, one of the celebrants. Sonny Werblin, former owner of the New York Jets, had a room reserved for them for dinner at the '21' club.
As they left the track Saturday night, most of the group were wearing buttons that read BET TWICE/MAKE IT HAPPEN. Barbara Poretsky, the daughter of one of the colt's owners, had designed the button; she was already making plans for a new one even before the colt had cooled out. It will read BET TWICE MADE IT HAPPEN.
And so, emphatically, he had. Though the horse was the only one who didn't look surprised.