Jockey Mike Smith rode Drosselmeyer to victory in the Belmont Stakes last year. Contrary to popular belief, the 11/2-mile race — the final leg of the Triple Crown — doesn't favor closers.
Jockey Mike Smith rode Drosselmeyer to victory in the Belmont Stakes last year. Contrary to popular belief, the 11/2-mile race — the final leg of the Triple Crown — doesn't favor closers. ASSOCIATED PRESS
Jockey Mike Smith rode Drosselmeyer to victory in the Belmont Stakes last year. Contrary to popular belief, the 11/2-mile race — the final leg of the Triple Crown — doesn't favor closers. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Belmont Stakes littered with pitfalls

June 05, 2011 12:00 AM