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Triple Crown  contender Funny Cide's trainer Barclay Tagg, right, stands with Ron Turcotte, who rode 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, at Belmont Park in Elmont, NY, Saturday, June 7, 2003.  (AP Photo/John Marshall Mantel)
Photo by: JOHN MARSHALL MANTEL
Triple Crown contender Funny Cide's trainer Barclay Tagg, right, stands with Ron Turcotte, who rode 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, at Belmont Park in Elmont, NY, Saturday, June 7, 2003. (AP Photo/John Marshall Mantel)

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