Belmont plays host to a battle of the sexes

Long Island residents are expected to flock to the racetrack in Elmont Saturday for the 139th running of the Belmont Stakes. Horses had practice time on the mile and a half track Friday. A filly named

News 12 Staff

Jun 8, 2007, 9:58 PM

Updated 6,250 days ago

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Long Island residents are expected to flock to the racetrack in Elmont Saturday for the 139th running of the Belmont Stakes.
Horses had practice time on the mile and a half track Friday. A filly named Rags to Riches is expected to give the colts a run for the money. Jockey John Velasquez says the horse has a strong family history at the track. The father, grandfather and half-brother of Rags to Riches have all won the Belmont Stakes.
The last time a filly won the race was in 1905.
Click here to watch how Long Island women prepare for Belmont's 'hat parade'


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