Preakness Top 3 Head for Record at Belmont

Could be first 3 year olds to take all 3 races
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2007 10:33 PM CDT
Preakness Top 3 Head for Record at Belmont
Curlin gets a bath outside the Preakness Stakes Barn at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Wednesday, May 16, 2007. Curlin is trained by Steve Asmussen. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – As Preakness winner Curlin and his trainer, Steve Asmussen, enjoyed a rare day-after rest today, thoughts turned to Belmont, and the possibility that the trio of 3 year olds that took the top honors at both the Preakness and the Derby—Curlin, Street Sense and Hard Spun—may be rematched at the upcoming Belmont Stakes.

If they take 1-2-3  at Belmont, they will be the first threesome ever to do so at all three classics.  "They all three did race extremely good in Kentucky," Asmussen said. "They came here and still looked extremely good. Now ... I'd like to see all of us back at the racetrack in three weeks." (Read more horse racing stories.)

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