could very well become the greatest Olympian of all time but he says when he retires from swimming after the London Games, he plans to conquer a new sport: Horse racing.
that he's quite serious about buying a race horse with his longtime coach Bob Bowman. He tells the news organization that the two have discussed it repeatedly.
In fact, he has his eye on
2014 -- if not the
"I think it would be cool," Phelps told Yahoo, adding that he hopes to hit all of next year's Triple Crown races as an observer, if not a shopper.
Yahoo also pointed out that before Preakness this year, Phelps felt out thoroughbred trainer Bob Baffert about conditioning a horse for him and Bowman. Bowman, by the way, refers to himself as a "horseman" on his
One question remains: What would Phelps name the horse?
Gold Medal? Man of the Pool? Swimbiscuit?