I'm only a casual observer of the sport of horse racing, but is it really THIS difficult to win the triple crown? Is it possible that all the hype is built up over one horse or another every so many years so that people "in the know" can place bets on the "right" horse to unseat the would-be triple crown winner? I mean, surely there are some betters out there who really cleaned house by betting on the actual winner (who's name I don't even remember -- I flipped off the TV right after Smarty lost). It just seemed really weird to me how all the experts were predicting Smarty to win and that it wouldn't even be close. I've seen it before with other horses over the last 10 years or so. What's up with this??