"I'm not worried about Shackleford, by the way," [Animal Kingdom breeder and owner Barry] Irwin told a news conference.
Dale Romans, the trainer of Shackleford, hit back: "That's not the dumbest thing I've ever heard Barry say, but it's one of them."
Look back on our 2011 Preakness StoryStream to get up to speed. To look back at the Derby, check out SB Nation's 2011 Kentucky Derby StoryStream. Also, our horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come has two must-read resources for Belmont fans: A Beginner's Guide To Following Horse Racing and a glossary of horse racing terms.