05/19/2008 1:10PM

Triple Crown Bids


Time to get The Chart down from the attic for the first time in four years:

The 31 horses who have won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness are 11-for-29 in the Belmont Stakes (Burgoo King in 1932 and Bold Venture in 1936 did not run.) There's a day-and-night difference before and after 1950:

Before 1950: 8 for 9 (89 percent)
Since 1950: 3 for 20 (15 percent)

The total tally is: 29: 11-7-6-3, with only War Emblem (8th) and Carry Back (7th) finishing worse than fourth.

All 29 except Gallant Fox (second choice to Whichone in a four-horse field) were favored, 23 of them at less than even-money.