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Trying to figure out reasons for Triple Crown drought is as elusive as winning all three races
Trying to figure out reasons for Triple Crown drought is as elusive as winning all three races

As with most debates involving sports, there are varying reasons for the absence of a Triple Crown champion racehorse over the past 37 years. It has as much to do with bank accounts as bloodlines, yet trying to pinpoint the main reason is as elusive as the achievement itself. Longtime horsemen and horsewomen point to the changing economics in what was long called the “Sport of Kings,” but seems more suitable today for sheikhs. Those whose careers are often measured in two-minute increments are hopeful that this nearly four-decade drought will end at Saturday's Belmont Stakes. “The business is a lot more economically driven than it ever was,” said Cricket...

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