• Short Summary

    Pass Catcher won the Belmont Stakes in New York on Saturday, spoiling Canonero 11's bid for the American Triple Crown for three-year-olds.

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    Pass Catcher won the Belmont Stakes in New York on Saturday, spoiling Canonero 11's bid for the American Triple Crown for three-year-olds.

    The official result was held up because of a foul claim against pass Catcher by a rival jockey, Eddie Belmonte -- he also lodged a foul claim against Canonero 11 which finished fourth.

    The official result was held up pending a review of films of the race by the stewards.

    SYNOPSIS: Racing fans from all over the United States gathered in New York on Saturday to see one of the country's major horse races -- the Belmont Stakes.

    Favourite for the race, if not in the betting odds but in the feelings of many fans, was Canonero 11 .....making a bid for the American Triple Crown for three-year-olds.

    The horses stayed relatively bunched for much of the race but near the finish, Pass Catcher and Jim French fought it out.

    Pass Catcher crossed the line first but the official result was held up after a rival jockey had lodged a protest, complaining of a foul, with race officials. After watching films of the race, the stewards dismissed the claim and pass Catcher was officially declared the winner of the Belmont Stakes.

    After the official result, the proud owner and his trainer posed with the trophy.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3M4G4WRCGS5584H513OQ58Q7J
    Media URN:
    VLVA3M4G4WRCGS5584H513OQ58Q7J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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