Made for TV
Orb's performance on Saturday could have a huge impact on the Belmont Stakes
Why does big-time horse racing do so well on TV?
The Kentucky Derby routinely outdraws the World Series (baseball), the Masters (golf), the NBA Finals and just about anything else that moves a ball around, and this, despite the fact that many of the sport's most loyal fans go unrated at tracks and simulcast wagering venues.
Television interest centers on the Triple Crown races. Think the various committees working for the Belmont Stakes are pulling for Orb this Saturday in Baltimore? ...
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THE TRIPLE CROWN
• 'Lucky' ends Triple Crown bid in Preakness
• Desormeaux defends Derby stretch ride
• Eskendereya retired; Jess Jackson buys in
• Eskendereya cruises in the Wood Memorial
• Drosselmeyer's feet seem OK after work
• Belmont: First Dude could be one to catch