all in Triple Crown

With the 2019 Triple Crown chase behind us, congrats if you hit one or two of the classics.

Each week members of the media around the country vote on the nation's top contenders on the Triple Crown trail in the NTRA poll. Check out the final top 3-year-old rankings of 2019 below. Next week the rankings will include the top Thoroughbreds of all ages.

He exuded brilliance from the moment he first set foot on a racetrack. He pummeled his opposition in front-running style, sprinting hard from the gate and daring his rivals to catch him. A brave few dared to challenge him, but none were able to lower his colors.

As the Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets gave way to a Flo Rida concert, the 2019 Triple Crown faded into the sunset, leaving behind the series' messiest controversy in about 50 years and a slew of unanswered questions.

Tom Pedulla presents five key takeaways from Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets Day on Saturday at Belmont Park:

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