Third time's the charm?

Updated: May 17, 2010, 2:45 PM ET
By Claire Novak | Special to ESPN.com

Second in the Derby, third in the Preakness, can trainer Nick Zito win the Belmont?

BALTIMORE -- All Nick Zito wanted this season was a little peace. He could find it, he figured, by winning these big races -- the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness or the Belmont Stakes -- because that's what all great horsemen aim for.

The raspy-voiced Hall of Fame trainer got something else; same pronunciation, different spelling: a piece of each Triple Crown classic so far. First he sent out Ice ...

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