What's not to love about Belmont?

The Derby and Preakness winners aren't the only reasons to like this race

Updated: June 7, 2013, 10:06 PM ET
By Gary West | Special to ESPN.com

This is a Jacuzzi for all those Triple Crown expectations, a trumpet blast of wishful possibilities and a Brandy Alexander for dessert. This is the two-foot-long, chili-with-cheese hot dog. You're probably not sure how you're going to approach it, but you're certain you have to try. In other words, if you're a horseplayer or just a casual racing fan, you have to love Saturday's Belmont Stakes.

Although they've set fire to a few garbage cans over the years and have on occasion ...

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