If you want to know how good a job Santa Anita Park has done with this extended race meet, just ask yourself this: How many horseplayers do you hear complaining about not racing at Hollywood Park?
One of the worst-kept secrets in racing was the leaking of the rotation of Breeders’ Cup sites in coming years.
California Chrome gave us a five-week joy ride that energized the sport of horse racing. But his failure to win the Triple Crown is no reason to change the process.
There will be no free lunch for the Chrome in the Belmont Stakes. His foes will be set on preventing him from winning the Triple Crown. And the 1½-mile race on an enormous oval is an unknown factor.