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Triple Crown lessons from the past

Updated: June 2, 2014, 5:52 PM ET
By Bob Ehalt

To better understand what will come into play this week in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, there's a passage from a magazine story that offers some insight from an unexpected source.

It read in part:

"And so, once more, there is no Triple Crown winner, which, depending on how one looks at such matters, may or may not be good for racing. Winning it is not going to be any easier in the future. When Sir Barton became the first ... to accomplish the feat in ...

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