The Triple Crown of horse racing is a sports heirloom. It is your great-grandmother’s wedding ring, passed down the line, still glamorous in its nicks and smudges.

The J. Paul Reddam/Doug O’Neill colt I’ll Have Another will be running a mile and a half Saturday in the Belmont Stakes for the right to hoist a 34-year-old virgin. That is a silver trophy, designed in loose likeness of its 11 predecessors, but unencumbered by previous ownership.