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Palace Malice wins Belmont Stakes
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Palace Malice, with Mike Smith aboard, took the Belmont Stakes at 13-1 odds.

It was a relatively trouble-free trip for all. Frac Daddy and Freedom Child grabbed for the early lead from the No. 1 and 2 posts, respectively. Oxbow, who three weeks earlier went wire-to-wire in the Preakness, also broke well and assumed the lead at the midway mark — ¾ of a mile — as Palace Malice moved to third. It was around the final turn when Oxbow’s jockey, Gary Stevens, glanced to right and shouted some words to Smith as he and Palace Malice took charge. “You go on with him big boy, you’re moving better than me,” Stevens said.   

It was the fourth time in five years each race of the Triple Crown was won by a different horse.      


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