Age before beauty in Triple Crown
Experience came through in the Belmont just as it did in the Derby and Preakness
He just rolled along, inexorable as history, through the lively fractions, down the Belmont Park stretch and into the victorious comfort of the carnation blanket. And with Palace Malice's victory in Saturday's Belmont Stakes, a Triple Crown that asserted the primacy of history concluded.
Again, there was no Triple Crown winner, but for anybody who loves racing or who can admire dedication, there was a deeply satisfying consolation. The three races that comprise the most famous series ...
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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