While Steve Coburn was not gracious in defeat, what he said is true.. We will never see another Triple Crown winner under these rules.
This controversy is great for Horse Racing, it gets the issue out front in the press, because they love to air dirty laundry. New York made out well by the run for the Triple Crown.
CC did look tired even before the race, he just was not up for a run on a warm day. So here is what I don't understand....
Why not change the schedule.. Keep the Kentucky Derby on the same day, but let the horses rest 4 weeks before the Preakness, and run the Belmont on a nice fall day in cooler weather. Let them recover all summer, get bigger, and then see who can last the mile and a half..
I understand a great horse like Secretariat was able to pull it off, but his only competition in the Belmont was Sham who had run all three races. The best horse won all three events.