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Belmont Stakes 2011: 5 Horses In Best Spots To Win Third Leg of Triple Crown

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Belmont Stakes 2011: 5 Horses In Best Spots To Win Third Leg of Triple Crown
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The Kentucky Derby may be the best known event in horse racing, and the Preakness may be the most critical in the chase for the Triple Crown, but the Belmont Stakes is the most grueling and, therefore, arguably the most prestigious.

A mile and a half is certainly a long way to run, opening the door for several horses to rebound from a slow start and challenge the leader after the last turn.

And although there is a clear-cut favorite in this year's field, if the Kentucky Derby and Preakness were any indication, that is not the right method for predicting the race's winner.

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