Monday, June 10, 2013
History. Tradition. Not many tracks or “racinos” have it any more. Too many of them feel like “plants” or factories. The biggest one of them all still has that feel, at least to me. I hadn’t been to Belmont since personally witnessing three straight unsuccessful Triple Crown tries – I watched Silver Charm, Charismatic and (the most painful of all), Real Quiet go down to defeat on the 12 furlongs of dirt on “Big Sandy”.