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Rags to Riches Makes Female History

NEW YORK (AP) _ History was made at the Belmont Stakes as Rags
to Riches won the third leg of horse racing's Triple Crown, the
mile and a-half Belmont Stakes. She's the first filly to win the
Belmont since Tanya in 1905.
Rags to Riches held off Preakness winner Curlin with Tiago
finishing third.
The victory by Rags to Riches ends a long Triple Crown losing
streak for trainer Todd Pletcher. He had been winless in 28
previous Triple Crown races, including six Belmonts. It also was
the first Triple Crown win for jockey John Velazquez, who had been
oh-for-20 in previous Triple Crown events.
Rags to Riches paid ten dollars and 60 cents for a two-dollar
bet.
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(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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