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Essential Quality wins the 153rd Belmont Stakes

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Posted at 7:00 PM, Jun 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-05 19:06:45-04

NEW YORK (AP) — Favorite Essential Quality has crossed the finish line first in the Belmont Stakes, giving trainer Brad Cox his first victory in a Triple Crown race. Essential Quality passed early leader Hot Rod Charlie around the final turn and held on to win the 1 1/2-mile $1 million race.

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