No 2 year old Breeders Cup Juvenile champ has been around to ENTER a Belmont Stakes since 1985, not win, not hit the board, we are talking not even able or qualified to enter. That to me is a much more incredible streak than our lack of recent Triple Crown champions.
Street Sense seems to be the only one that missed the race by choice;
all others were either hit with the injury bug or simply not
accomplished enough to continue after lackluster beginnings to their
respective 3yo seasons, albeit just months after top 2yo campaigns ended
with BC victories.