On retooled Belmont Stakes day, stars align for a Triple Crown bid

  • by: MICHAEL R. SISAK , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 6, 2014 - 9:50 AM

NEW YORK — Martin Panza celebrated California Chrome's charge to Preakness Stakes victory three weeks ago like most fans at the packed Pimlico Race Course — bumping fists, slapping hands and thinking ahead to Saturday and the possibility of the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years.

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