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Afleet Alex vs. Giacomo in Belmont 137

Updated: June 10, 2005, 6:36 PM ET
By Richard Rosenblatt | Associated Press

NEW YORK - The rematch replaces the Triple Crown try in the Belmont Stakes.

For the first time in four years, and for just the third time in nine years, no horse will attempt to sweep the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont and become racing's first Triple Crown champion since Affirmed in 1978.

The alternative is an appealing one, though: Derby winner Giacomo vs. Preakness winner Afleet Alex.

"They are the only two horses left standing," said trainer Nick ...

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