Sport: The Great Belmont Park Sting

Not exactly a horse of a different color

It was the final event of the day, a cheap claiming race on the inner-turf track at New York's Belmont Park. With a mixed bag of nags running on a spongy grass surface, it was not the easiest race for bettors to sort out, and by the time the field of twelve horses paraded to the post, rain was falling steadily. So it was understandable that many fans had started to drift toward the exits. But something happened during the ninth race on Sept. 23 that stopped the exodus and sent horseplayers back to...

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