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Belmont Stakes Friday Notes
After three weeks of building crescendo, the anticipation for the Belmont Stakes is just about ready to hit fever pitch.  In just a little over 24 hours, California Chrome will take to the Belmont Park track and run for his shot at history, racing's first Triple Crown since 1978.
Today, with the park…
Belmont Stakes Preview Part II
For longer than I'd care to discuss, I've been sitting here trying to think of something profound with which to open.  Something significant.  Something deep.
After all, I may well be penning this column on the eve of history, and I'm certainly doing it at the apex of a months-long crescendo.  My sen…
Belmont Day One Observations
It took 25 years and a Triple Crown threat to get me to Belmont Park, but earlier today I made the two and a half hour trek down to Long Island to begin a weekend's worth of coverage as California Chrome races for his sports first Triple Crown in 36 years.
Belmont Stakes Preview Part I
The Triple Crown has become like the quest for the Holy Grail. Many have sought it, most have never came close, and the few who got within arm's length let it slip through their delicate German fingers.
For 36 years the Triple Crown has gone unclaimed. Will that streak be extended to 37? Or do we fin…
Previewing the Preakness Field
You don't often hear a lot of talk about sex appeal in regard to horses.
Except in big time horse races; races like the Preakness.
Just maybe not this year's edition.
Ten horses will take to the Pimlico Starting gate on Saturday, with only two under 10/1 on the morning line, and only one of that pair e…
Orb Draws Rail For Preakness
Kentucky Derby winner and Triple Crown threat Orb drew post-position #1 and the rail for the upcoming Preakness in Maryland.  What does this mean?  Let's take a look at why it matters, why it doesn't matter and a final thought.
Orb’s Triple Crown Chances
Orb won the Kentucky Derby.  Right after that, whenever any horse wins, you will hear horse racing fans say, "Well, this horse has a great chance to win the Triple Crown."  Well of course it does.  You have to win the Derby in order to win The Preakness in order to w…

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