Minorette under Joel Rosario captures the Belmont Oaks. Photo credit NYRA/Adam Coglianese

NYRA Built It, And They Came

Horse racing is a dying sport or so, at least, goes one sort of conventional wisdom, in the face of declining foal crops, handle, field size, and crowds.  Fifty years ago, more than 50,000 people went to Aqueduct on the 4th of July weekend to watch the historic Suburban Handicap, in which Iron Peg defeated…