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A Belmont wager? You bet!

Updated: June 9, 2011, 12:00 PM ET
By Paul Moran | Special to ESPN.com

ELMONT, N.Y. - Dale Romans, who trains Shackleford, surprise winner of the Preakness, watched his first Classic winner work five furlongs in a shade over a minute last Saturday at Belmont Park, pronounced the colt ready for the Triple Crown finale and said: "It's fun to get a rivalry started [with Animal Kingdom]. It's good for racing."

On Sunday morning, a van carrying Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom from the bucolic Fair Hill training center in Maryland rolled through the stable ...

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