By Bill Christine
May 30, 2003
ELMONT, N.Y. – There could hardly be a running of the Belmont Stakes without Woody Stephens’ fingerprints on it. Stephens has been dead for five years, and it has been almost two decades since he won his last of five consecutive Belmonts, yet when Funny Cide shoots for the Triple Crown here June 7, the memory of the Woodman won’t be far off. Stephens’ fourth Belmont winner, you see, was a gelding.