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Age before beauty in Triple Crown

Experience came through in the Belmont just as it did in the Derby and Preakness

Updated: June 10, 2013, 12:38 AM ET
By Gary West | Special to ESPN.com

He just rolled along, inexorable as history, through the lively fractions, down the Belmont Park stretch and into the victorious comfort of the carnation blanket. And with Palace Malice's victory in Saturday's Belmont Stakes, a Triple Crown that asserted the primacy of history concluded.

Again, there was no Triple Crown winner, but for anybody who loves racing or who can admire dedication, there was a deeply satisfying consolation. The three races that comprise the most famous series ...

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