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Velazquez has harsh words for Maragh

Updated: June 13, 2011, 12:45 AM ET
By David Grening | Daily Racing Form

ELMONT, N.Y. -- John Velazquez said he believes that jockey Rajiv Maragh was careless in his handling of Isn't He Perfect shortly after the start of Saturday's Belmont Stakes, causing Velazquez to nearly become unseated from Animal Kingdom in the early stages of the race. Animal Kingdom, the Kentucky Derby winner and Preakness runner-up eventually finished sixth as the 5-2 favorite in the Belmont.

Further, Velazquez said he thinks Maragh may have deliberately taken a left-hand ...

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