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The space between

The Triple Crown has never been hotter and the Breeders' Cup is doing just fine, but the other 361 days of the year struggle mightily to generate any enthusiasm among the general public.

Updated: July 7, 2004, 11:43 AM ET
By Bill Finley | Special to ESPN.com

There's another feeling of nothingness in the air as racing trudges its way through this summer. Smarty Jones is resting, and the sport has again disappeared from the sports pages. Few know and few care who wins races like the Suburban Handicap, the Hollywood Gold Cup, the United Nations, the Arlington Million or any of the Grade I events that dot the summer schedule.

The Triple Crown has never been hotter and the Breeders' Cup is doing just fine, but the other 361 days of the year struggle ...

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