Mellon and Miller have both won a lot of big races. Miller has trained six United Nations Handicap winners and three grass champions. Mellon won the English Derby and France's Arc de Triomphe with Mill Reef in '71, and has owned two Horses of the Year (Arts and Letters in 1969, Fort Marcy in 1970). Now his Fit to Fight has won the Handicap Triple. "It's right up there with the English Derby and the Arc," said Mellon. "It's quite an accomplishment for the horse."
"It's something you dream about," said Miller.
"I'm a little young to appreciate the tradition of this," said Bailey, who's 26. That's true. Fit to Fight's jockey was only three the last time around.