2013 Belmont Stakes Contenders: Handicapping the Entire Field

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2013 Belmont Stakes Contenders: Handicapping the Entire Field
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The Belmont Stakes is this Saturday.

The Belmont Stakes is arguably the most strategic of the three Triple Crown races, and to win racing's third jewel, a horse needs to be the total package.

Any flaw will be exposed in Belmont Park's long stretch and the true champions will be weeded out from the pretenders. Some of the sport's all-time greats have left their mark on history in the Belmont Stakes, and on Saturday, 14 horses will try to do just that.

Handicapping the Belmont Stakes can be nearly as formidable a task as actually winning the race with the entire field doing something it has never done before—competing at a mile-and-a-half.

Here are some rules to help navigate the field and settle on your winner.

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