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Drosselmeyer grinds out place in history

Updated: June 5, 2010, 9:56 PM ET
By Paul Moran | Special to ESPN.com

ELMONT, N.Y. -- He was fourth in the Risen Star Stakes, third in the Louisiana Derby and, though hopeful, excluded from the Kentucky Derby for lack of graded-stakes earnings. He was second in the Dwyer Stakes and eligible for non-winners-of-two allowance conditions when Saturday dawned hazy, hot and humid over New York. But Drosselmeyer is now the winner of an American classic, final leg of the Triple Crown -- not a memorable Triple Crown or a Belmont Stakes that will long live in memory but once ...

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