As the Belmont Stakes approached, War Emblem's many fans seemed to be
pulling for a Triple Crown not just for the horse but for the good of the
game. Racing is starving for attention and a Triple Crown winner would put
racing back on the front pages of the sports sections, which would inevitably
put more fannies in the seats, which would all but save an industry that had
seen better days. At least that seemed to be the conventional wisdom.
It's a nice theory, but (and sorry to be so gloomy and ...