Triple Crown dreams
Orb's performance in the Preakness could make the Belmont a huge race
ain in springtime. Nature is not a racing fan.
Shug McGaughey surveyed the muddy racetrack at Belmont Park. On Monday, Kentucky Derby winner Orb was to have an important piece of work before leaving for Pimlico and the 138th Preakness. Hopefully, the weather would clear by then, but on Sunday, Belmont was decidedly soggy. Then again, so was Churchill Downs on the day that provided what is, so far, Orb's finest hour.
"It's been a little bit difficult this week ...
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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