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Orb's performance on Saturday could have a huge impact on the Belmont Stakes

Updated: May 13, 2013, 5:53 PM ET
By Jay Cronley | Special to ESPN.com

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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