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2011 Belmont Stakes

Jose Valdivia, Jr. rides Ruler on Ice to

Jose Valdivia, Jr. rides Ruler on Ice to victory during the 143rd running of the Belmont Stakes. (June 11, 2011) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Ruler on Ice took first place at the 2011 Belmont Stakes.

Jose Valdivia, Jr. smiles after riding Ruler on
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Jose Valdivia, Jr. smiles after riding Ruler on Ice to victory during the 143rd running of the Belmont Stakes. (June 11, 2011)

Ruler On Ice, with jockey Jose Valdivia Jr.,
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Ruler On Ice, with jockey Jose Valdivia Jr., after winning the 2011 Belmont Stakes. (June 11, 2011)

Jockey Jose Valdivia Jr. celebrates after Ruler on
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Jockey Jose Valdivia Jr. celebrates after Ruler on Ice won the Belmont Stakes horse race. (June 11, 2011)

Jockey Jose Valdivia Jr. on Ruler On Ice
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Jockey Jose Valdivia Jr. on Ruler On Ice celebrates his win. (June 11, 2011)

Jose Valdivia, Jr. rides Ruler on Ice to
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Jose Valdivia, Jr. rides Ruler on Ice to victory during the 143rd running of the Belmont Stakes. (June 11, 2011)

Jose Valdivia, Jr. rides Ruler on Ice to
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Jose Valdivia, Jr. rides Ruler on Ice to victory during the 143rd running of the Belmont Stakes. (June 11, 2011)

Jose Valdivia, Jr. rides Ruler on Ice to
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Jose Valdivia, Jr. rides Ruler on Ice to victory during the 143rd running of the Belmont Stakes. (June 11, 2011)

Jockey Jose Valdivia Jr., left, celebrates on Ruler
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Jockey Jose Valdivia Jr., left, celebrates on Ruler On Ice, left, after they won the Belmont Stakes. (June 11, 2011)

Ruler On Ice, left, with jockey Jose Valdivia
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Ruler On Ice, left, with jockey Jose Valdivia Jr., sprints ahead of jockey Javier Castellano on Stay Thirsty to win the Belmont Stakes. (June 11, 2011)

Ruler On Ice, with jockey Jose Valdivia Jr.,
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Ruler On Ice, with jockey Jose Valdivia Jr., after beating Stay Thirsty to win the Belmont Stakes. (June 11, 2011)

Ruler On Ice, with jockey Jose Valdivia Jr.,
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Ruler On Ice, with jockey Jose Valdivia Jr., sprints to to the finish line ahead of Stay Thirsty (2) to win the Belmont Stakes horse race. (June 11, 2011)

Stay Thirsty with Jockey Javier Castellano before the
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Stay Thirsty with Jockey Javier Castellano before the 2011 Belmont Stakes. (June 11, 2011)

Spectators at the 2011 Belmont Stakes. (June 11,
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Spectators at the 2011 Belmont Stakes. (June 11, 2011)

The crowds at Belmont Park. (June 11, 2011)
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The crowds at Belmont Park. (June 11, 2011)

The crowds at the 2011 Belmont Stakes. (June
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The crowds at the 2011 Belmont Stakes. (June 11, 2011)

People review the program for the Belmont Stakes.
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People review the program for the Belmont Stakes. (June 11, 2011)

The 2011 Belmont Stakes. (June 11, 2011)
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The 2011 Belmont Stakes. (June 11, 2011)

Jockeys wait in the paddock before the Belmont
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Jockeys wait in the paddock before the Belmont Stakes. (June 11, 2011)

A woman talks on the phone in the
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A woman talks on the phone in the grandstand area after watching the ninth race prior to the 143rd running of the Belmont Stakes. (June 11, 2011)

Fans wait on line to buy food before
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Fans wait on line to buy food before the Belmont Stakes. (June 11, 2011)

Fans make bets at Belmont Park. (June 11,
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Fans make bets at Belmont Park. (June 11, 2011)

Horses go over the track during the ninth
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Horses go over the track during the ninth race prior to the 143rd running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park. (June 11, 2011)

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