Horse racing was hoping for another Triple Crown winner; instead it got itself an honest-to-goodness rivalry.
Just when everyone thought that Nyquist, after suffering the first loss of his career in nine starts, was going to take a little time to recover, trainer Doug O'Neill said he is taking the horse to New York to run in the Belmont Stakes in three weeks.
There he will run against Exaggerator, the colt that beat the Kentucky Derby winner on Saturday in the Preakness Stakes.
"I think it's safe to say it's a rivalry because these two are very, very close in ability," O'Neill said after flying back to Los Angeles on Sunday. "Now that no one is going to...