Another year has passed, and another year has gone by without a Triple Crown.
But do not despair. There is more to horse racing than just the Triple Crown. As the dust settles from the Belmont Stakes, the excitement is just beginning in the Sport of Kings.
In bucolic Saratoga Springs, the next generation of Triple Crown hopefuls is learning the ropes as they prepare for their two-year-old debuts. On the West Coast, some of the nation's top older horses are revving up for the Pacific Classic, a marquee race held where the surf meets the turf at Del Mar.
And those three-year-olds who thrilled us throughout the Triple Crown season? They will reappear at Saratoga in the Travers Stakes to decide once and for all who the best of the best really is.
Read on and find out why this is going to be an exciting summer to be a racing fan.