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Union Rags edges Paynter to win Belmont Stakes

Late surge beats Paynter by neck

ELMONT, N.Y. - They came - 85,811 of them - knowing that Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another was comfortably situated in Barn 9, waiting to make the trip home to California and a new life at stud.

They came knowing that the impact of winning the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes would probably last as long as it took the cars to clear out of the parking lots.

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