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2007 Belmont Stakes – Rags To Riches – Half 2



The T-shirts could be seen around Belmont Park on Saturday—carnations are for girls.

Rags to Riches must have seen those shirts, carrying the banner for girl power all the way to the winner’s circle and into Belmont Stakes (G1) lore on Saturday, wearing the blanket of carnations as the first filly in 102 years to win the final leg of the Triple Crown.

Owned by Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith, Rags to Riches edged 1.10-to-1 favorite Curlin by a head, covering 1 1/2 miles over the fast track in 2:28.74. She is the first filly to win the Belmont since Tanya captured the 1905 running, electrifying the 46,870 on hand at Belmont Park on Saturday.

“It’s a special feeling no matter when you do it,” winning trainer Todd Pletcher said. “But when you do it with a filly for the first time in 102 years, it’s really special, a real credit to how good she is.”

http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/racing-news/2007/june/09/rags-to-riches-wins-belmont-stakes.aspx

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  1. She was never the same horse after this race but, this filly ran brilliantly in the Belmont she exploded when they came out the far turn no excuse for Curlin but, at least he went on to win the Breeders cup classic.

  2. Thank you for the full coverage!!! This was the best ride in the Belmont by any jockey, period! Curlin was way bigger, dueling and JV had to keep her more than a head ahead of him….she rocked!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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