No Derby or Preakness winner, but 2017 Belmont Stakes has intrigue

Triple Crown trophy

No Triple Crown on the line this year

Here we are again, facing a second consecutive Belmont Stakes without a Triple Crown on the line. And this year, the field won’t include either the Kentucky Derby or Preakness winner, the first time both have skipped the race voluntarily since 2010. It’s difficult to spin that into an ideal scenario for the third leg of… [Read more…]