The Triple Crown is at hand for Big Brown, but his coronation as one of racing's elite horses will have to wait.
So say many in the racing business, people who are starving for a Triple Crown winner but wary of bestowing greatness on a precocious 3-year-old before it has been earned.
Belmont Stakes Saturday, 6:25 p.m. post time, Elmont, N.Y., chs. 2, 7
Triple Crown winners:
1919 Sir Barton
1930 Gallant Fox
1937 War Admiral
1943 Count Fleet
1977 Seattle Slew