Guest Blog by Dave LaMont


You should be rooting for California Chrome Saturday at the Belmont.

Horse racing needs whatever boost it can get (although it will never return to its old prominence in American sports). The list is too long of horses that pulled the Meatloaf and won 2 out of 3. In horse racing, 2 out of 3 IS bad and this sport hasn’t had an identifying horse for generations.

There are plenty of other reasons horse racing is on its hind hooves but not having a name to hang a Derby on is a culprit. Root for the favorite, not the underdog Saturday.