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Drosselmeyer wins Belmont

NEW YORK (AP) - Drosselmeyer has pulled off an upset in the
Belmont Stakes, seizing the lead in the stretch and giving Hall of
Fame trainer Bill Mott his first win in a Triple Crown race.
Sent off at odds of 13-1, Drosselmeyer defeated Fly Down by
three-quarters of a length. Preakness runner-up First Dude was
third after setting the pace for most of the 1½-miles.
Drosselmeyer also gave jockey Mike Smith his first Belmont win
in his 13th try.
The 3-year-old colt owned by WinStar Farm won in 2:31.57. Ice
Box finished ninth as the 9-5 favorite for trainer Nick Zito in the
12-horse field.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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