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No Belmont excitement

Updated: May 17, 2010, 1:51 PM ET
By Paul Moran | Special to ESPN.com

Nothing ignites the racing community in New York like the arrival of a 3-year-old at Belmont Park with the opportunity to sweep the Triple Crown. The anticipation is invigorating. The suspense builds toward the day like a gathering wave. While no American under the age of 40 or so remembers the 1970s, when Secretariat, Seattle Slew and Affirmed galloped toward immortality around the world's only 12-furlong dirt racetrack, the excitement of a horse on the chase remains familiar. Big Brown, the ...

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