Jose Valdivia Jr.

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Jockey Jose Valdivia Jr. and Ruler on Ice pulled off the upset in the Belmont Stakes to spoil the rubber match between Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom and Preakness champ Shackleford.

    Ruler on Ice was mighty in the muck

    Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom nearly fell at the start. Preakness winner Shackleford faded in the stretch. The Belmont Stakes was up for grabs.


  • Jockey Jose Valdivia Jr. celebrates after Ruler on Ice won the Belmont Stakes horse race Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Ruler On Ice wins Belmont Stakes

    Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom nearly fell at the start. Preakness winner Shackleford faded in the stretch. The Belmont Stakes was up for grabs.


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