In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Secretariat's sweep of the Triple Crown, the New York Racing Association has placed a blue-and-white striped pole inside the main track that marks 31 lengths from the finish line, the margin of Secretariat's victory in the 1973 Belmont Stakes (gr. I)...
The winner Saturday would have finished 33
lengths behind |bigred| comparing the times. 2:24 vs. 2:30 and 3/5.
This might just be the WORST 3 yo class EVER..