The anticipation is building for Saturday's Belmont Stakes, with time winding down to get our handicapping house in order. A couple of items to take note of over the next couple of days at this site and SB Nation.
- We've got a 2012 Belmont Stakes StoryStream going over at the mothership, where I've contributed several posts. Yesterday, I did a feature on the 11 Triple Crown winners (The Triple Crown: From Sir Barton to Affirmed), and sometime today there will be a piece I wrote on the Triple Crown failures since 1978. Be sure to check those out if you're dying to read more Belmont coverage.
- I'm going to be on TribLive Radio - Sports Talk Radio Pittsburgh at 2:00pm Eastern on Friday afternoon to discuss Saturday's Belmont Stakes. You can listen live at sportstalk.triblive.com.
- The weather forecast for Belmont Park is looking pretty good right now, with sunny/partly cloudy skies and temperatures around 80 expected on Saturday. There is a 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms throughout the afternoon and evening on Friday and Saturday, so let's hope for that 70%.
I'll have my head deep in past performances for much of the rest of this afternoon and tonight; I'll have a Belmont Stakes Day Preview tomorrow taking a look at all of Saturday's undercard.