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

Track has weird coincidence on anniversary
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 13, 2011 1:21 PM CDT
Belmont Horses 9-1-1 Are First Three Winners on 9/11 Anniversary
File photo of a race at Belmont Park.   (Getty Images)

(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 winners. Not quite, notes the Post: The pick-three result paid $18.60 on a $2 wager, and a sizable number of people likely made the bet in honor of the day. The track served as a staging ground for emergency workers following the attacks. (Read more 9/11 anniversary stories.)

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