These are crazy times, aren’t they? The traditional Triple Crown has been upended by the Covid-19 crisis, with both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes pushed off until later in the year.
As a result, the Belmont Stakes was the first leg, and it took place on Saturday with Tiz the Law, the local horse, taking the win in front of no spectators in a very different scenario than we are used to. He’s the first New Yorker to win the Belmont since 1882, and he did so as the favorite. He’ll now gear up for September’s Derby, where he’ll hope to complete the second leg of the Triple Crown.