They May Not Have Another This Saturday

Submitted by ub on Tue, 06/05/2012 - 19:21

Two out of three ain't bad? It sure is not if you're referring to the Triple Crown of Horse Racing.

All eyes were on "I'll Have Another" as the horse was considered a possibility of winning this weekend's third race. But don't place your bet on that iconic horse race just yet. It appears that those paying attention to the Belmont Stakes want a momentous, history-making victory. There has not been a Triple Crown winner since 1978, it’s a popular sentiment to bet on I’ll Have Another, if just for the souvenir ticket and the boost it could give the sport.

However, approximately 150 union members at NYRA's Aqueduct, Belmont and Saratoga race tracks authorized a strike because of overtime and scheduling issues. Local 3 of IBEW is threatening a strike and this two year long labor dispute now threatens million of dollars in economic activity if the dispute is not resolved in less than three full days.