Experts Tell What it Takes to Win the Belmont Stakes

Triple Crown NBC NEW YORK (AP) – Remain calm. That is the advice of Hall of Fame jockey Angel Cordero Jr. when it comes to riding in the Belmont Stakes. Winning? That’s another story: Cordero won the 1976 Belmont aboard Bold Forbes, and finished his career 1-for-21, including views from back in the field when Secretariat, Seattle Slew and…

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