06/04/2014 3:24PM

Litfin: Commissioner following winning pattern

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If this were an ordinary race, it would be hard to see past the 3-5 morning-line favorite. But the Belmont Stakes has devolved into one of the most extraordinarily random races on the American racing calendar. Conventional wisdom seldom applies; numerous horses who look great on paper go down in flames, some abysmally, behind hard-to-fathom winners who did little else before or after.

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