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Second might be best for Honor Code

Updated: October 13, 2013, 1:19 PM ET
By Bob Ehalt

The main objective of any horse race revolves around winning.

Every now and then, though, a defeat can come with a rather satisfying consolation present.

Down the road, perhaps in November, maybe in May, what happened in the Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday might be remembered for something other than the horse that crossed the finish line first.

Havana was the 2-year-old who won the $500,000 stakes in a highly impressive effort. After just one ...

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