There was a quote from D. Wayne Lukas in Saturday’s New York Post
suggesting the distances of the Triple Crown races be changed to 1 1/8
miles, 1 3/16 miles, and 1 1/4 miles. Lukas said, “Nobody cares about
mile and a half horses any more. The living proof is that every Belmont winner winds up in Italy, Puerto Rico, you name it. They don’t stand in Lexington. I’ve had four Belmont winners and I don’t know where the hell they are.”
Wayne obviously has already forgotten that Belmont winner Birdstone sired this year's Kentucky Derby winner and Preakness runner-up Mine That Bird and will have two hot horses (Mine That Bird and Summer Bird) in the Belmont . ...