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Mo Donegal, with jockey Irad Ortiz Jr., is paraded in the winner's circle after victory in the 154th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz)

Mo Donegal finishes first at Belmont Stakes, another Pletcher win

- Associated Press

Mo Donegal pulled away down the home stretch and held off filly Nest to win the Belmont Stakes, giving Todd Pletcher a 1-2 finish and his sixth Triple Crown victory, including four at this track on the outskirts of New York City.

Sonny Leon rides Rich Strike in the winner's circle after winning the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 7, 2022, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) **FILE**

Rich Strike’s team considering Preakness options after upset

- Associated Press

Veteran trainer Eric Reed and everybody around him partied long after the 80-1 long shot pulled off a monumental feat on Saturday. Once their heads clear, the next step will be to decide whether Rich Strike’s storybook journey continues at the 147th Preakness on May 21 in Baltimore.

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