NEW YORK — Sunday Silence will try to end a 10-year drought of Triple Crown winners on a track at Belmont Saturday that might be wet from several days of rain.
The forecast was for rain and thunderstorms to taper off by midnight tonight. A chance of a shower and temperatures between 75 and 80 were predicted for Saturday.
"If it stops by early morning, it would be a fast track by race time," Shug McGaughey, who trains Easy Goer, said.
Post time for the 121st Belmont Stakes is about 2:30 p.m. PDT.
Easy Goer didn't like the mud at Churchill Downs when he finished second in the Kentucky Derby, beaten by 2 1/2 lengths. Sunday Silence's winning margin over Easy Goer was a nose on a fast track in the 1 3/16-mile Preakness.