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Belmont Horses 9-1-1 Win on 9/11

Track has weird coincidence on anniversary

(Newser) - Go figure: Horses wearing the numbers 9, 1, and 1 won the first three races at Belmont Park on the anniversary of 9/11, reports the New York Post . “The odds were probably about a million to one,” says the trainer at the stable that owns the first two... More »

Driver Flicks Cigarette, 6 Horses Burn to Death

Motorist ignites hay in trailer transporting young thoroughbreds

(Newser) - Six racehorses burned to death when a passing driver flicked a still-burning cigarette butt into their trailer as it traveled down a North Carolina highway on Friday night. The hay was ignited, and quickly killed the frantic thoroughbreds on their way to New York's Belmont racetrack. The trailer's... More »

Mitt Cans Landscapers in Dustup Over Illegals

Despite warning, Romney continued to use company employing illegal aliens

(Newser) - White House hopeful Mitt Romney has repeatedly lashed out at rival Rudy Giuliani for making New York a sanctuary for illegal aliens. But another sanctuary appears to be Romney's own Massachusetts estate, where illegal immigrants have been working as landscapers for at least a year, reports the Boston Globe. Romney... More »

Preakness Top 3 Head for Record at Belmont

Could be first 3 year olds to take all 3 races

(Newser) - As Preakness winner Curlin and his trainer, Steve Asmussen, enjoyed a rare day-after rest today, thoughts turned to Belmont, and the possibility that the trio of 3 year olds that took the top honors at both the Preakness and the Derby—Curlin, Street Sense and Hard Spun—may be rematched... More »

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