Minus star, fans will tune out Belmont

June 10, 2006|By RICK MAESE

ELMONT, N.Y. — Elmont, N.Y.-- --Time for horse racing's biggest afterthought.

A dozen horses will take their respective places in the starting gate today and a nation will flip the channel. That's because the biggest, the best and the brightest will be nowhere near the Belmont Stakes.

More inside Belmont lacks buzz, but trainers say 12-horse field is deep. PG 10C

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