Although a “sprinter” himself, Distorted Humor showed from his first crop that he can produce racers of classic caliber.

That first crop included Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Funny Cide, and now the chestnut son of Forty Niner has picked up a Triple Crown of his own with Belmont Stakes winner Drosselmeyer.

There was just the suggestion that Funny Cide was an exception to the rule and that not so many of the Distorted Humors would relish racing 10 furlongs or longer.

That has not proved to be the case. Each year finds one or more sons of the chunky chestnut in the fray for classic honors. They have speed, stamina, class, finesse, strength, and guts.

Just to what would you, gentle readers, attribute this outstanding blend of qualities that Distorted Humor passes on with such consistency?