It's the third race of horse racing's so-called "Triple Crown," but what happens if the first two races have two different winners?
It's kind of like having your commercial set to air in the last 10 minutes or so of the BCS National Championship Game. If it's Oregon-Auburn from two years ago, that's a good thing. If it's Alabama-Notre Dame from this year, that's a bad thing.
If no triple crown is possible when the Belmont runs, who beyond the racing lovers are going to pay attention?
The Kentucky Derby runs first and has an aura that overcomes the triple crown hype. The Preakness has the fun of seeing if the Derby winner can win again.
But the Belmont? For most of us, what's the point without the triple crown?
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