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.25 million Metropolitan Handicap on Saturday at Belmont Park. The $1.5 million Belmont Stakes topped the richest day in New York racing. Total purses for the 13-race card were $8 million, including four stakes worth at least $1 million. Palace Malice, a 4-year-old trained by Todd Pletcher, drove through an opening on the rail to beat a determined Goldencents, last years Breeders Cup Dirt Mile winner, by a length. John Velazquez was aboard as Palace Malice continued his emergence as a leader in the older horse division. "Its pretty extraordinary to have a horse win the Belmont and come back a year later to win the Met Mile," Pletcher said. Palace Malice is 4 for 4 on the season and the latest victory was his sternest test so far. The race, the premier event on the undercard, attracted a deep and talented field of 12. Palace Malice paid $4.70 to win. The time was 1:33.56. The $1 million Ogden Phipps for fillies and mares drew only six runners yet it produced a thrilling finish as Close Hatches held off Princess of Sylmar by a head. It was the fifth win in the last six races for the 4-year-old trained by Bill Mott and ridden by Joel Rosario. The lone loss in that span was a second-place finish to Beholder in the Breeders Cup Distaff in November. Beholder ran fourth in the Phipps. Close Hatches paid $7.80 to win. The time was 1:40.55 for 1 1/16 miles. Real Solution beat Kaigun by 1 1/4 lengths in the $1 million Manhattan on the turf. The winner of last years Arlington Million on a disqualification, Real Solution improved to 5 for 13. Javier Castellano rode for trainer Chad Brown as Real Solution paid $13 to win. The time was 1:59.27 for 1 1/4 miles. Sweet Reason pulled a 9-1 upset in the $750,000 Acorn for 3-year-old fillies, beating Sweet Whiskey pay a half-length with Irad Ortiz Jr. riding for Leah Gyarmati. She paid $20.80 to win. The time was 1:34.98 for a mile. My Miss Sophia, the 4-5 favourite, finished seventh. Coffee Clique edged Starthnaver by a nose in the $750,000 Just a Game Stakes for fillies and mares on the turf. The 4-year-old is unbeaten in three races this year for trainer Brian Lynch. Javier Castellano guided her through the mile in 1:32.52. Bayern rebounded from a ninth-place finish in the Preakness to romp by 7 1/2 lengths in the $500,000 Woody Stephens Stakes for 3-year-olds. He obviously appreciated the reduction in distance from the 1 3/16 miles in the Preakness to seven furlongs for the Hall of Fame team of trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Gary Stevens. He paid $20.40 for his first stakes victory. Bayern did finish first in the Derby Trial at Churchill Downs, but was disqualified and placed second. The time was a dazzling 1:20.75. Top Fortitude was a distant second with Social Inclusion getting third to replicate his finish in the Preakness. Norumbega got up in the final strides for a 10-1 upset in the $500,000 Brooklyn Invitational run at the same 1 1/2 mile distance as the Belmont. The grey 4-year-old trained by Shug McGaughey and ridden by Joel Rosario edged Micromanage by a neck for his fourth victory in 13 starts Norumbega paid $22.40 for the upset score. The time was 2:27.13. Undrafted, owned by NFL star Wes Welker, roared through the lane to take the $300,000 Jaipur Invitational for grass sprinters. Undrafted beat Marchman by 1 1/2 lengths in 1:07.24 for the team of jockey Velazquez and trainer Wesley Ward. He paid $11.80 to win, the fourth victory in 14 starts for the 4-year-old gelding. Kid Cruz, once under consideration for the Belmont, found an easier and a shorter spot in the $150,000 Easy Goer Stakes for 3-year-olds. The colt trained by Linda Rice rallied from last for his fourth win in seven starts. He paid $8.90 to win with Ortiz aboard. The time was 1:41.12 for 1 1/16 miles. Vapormax Grossiste
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. If there is one club built to handle an off-field controversy, its the Bill Belichick era Patriots. Even if New Englands offence stumbles a bit out of the gate, their defence can help them stay in games, especially in the AFC East with the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets in the first two weeks.DENVER - Colorados best game of the season began with a goal for Vancouver just 10 seconds into the opening period.The Avalanche dominated the rest of the way.Jarome Iginla collected his first two goals for Colorado and had an assist, helping the Avalanche beat the Canucks 7-3 on Friday night.Matt Duchene had a goal and two assists and Erik Johnson had a goal and an assist for Colorado, which broke out of an offensive slump to earn its first home win of the season.Weve had games where we probably could have scored that many goals and we didnt, Duchene said. Its frustrating and really nice to see all those go in tonight.It also was the first win for goaltender Semyon Varlamov, who returned from injured reserve to make 26 saves. Varlamov missed three games with a groin injury suffered in a morning skate last week.Daniel Sedin had a goal and an assist for Vancouver. Henrik Sedin and Alex Burrows also scored, and Eddie Lack stopped 41 shots.It was a tough game for me, Lack said. You are never happy when you give up seven goals.Colorado outshot the Canucks 16-9 in a dominating second period. The Avalanche got the only two goals in the frame, with Jamie McGinn tying it at 2 at 6:06 and Johnson scoring on a 5-on-3 power play to give Colorado its first lead of the night.Daniel Brieres second goal of the season made it 4-2 lead at 2:05 of the third. Duchene added a breakaway score at 5:55.The fourth one was an important one. It was a great play by our D to put it on net, Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said. Daniel was right there to put it on net. He has great hands and took advantage of the situation.Daniel Sedin scored midway through the third to get VVancouver within two, but Gabriel Landeskog answered with his third goal of the season. Vapormax Pas Cher Du Tout
. ginla scored in the final minute for career goal No. 562, passing Mike Modine for 23rd on the NHL list.It felt good, Iginla said of his first goals. I was getting a little frustrated in the first. I had some great looks from (Alex Tanguay) and Dutch. The one Dutch gave me a nice pass right in the slot. I had it on my backhand and just tried to get it as high as I can. It was very nice to see it go in. It sure felt good to get it and Ill just keep trying to go from here.The Avalanche, who dropped their first two home games, got off to a slow start. Johnsons clearing attempt off the opening faceoff was intercepted by Daniel Sedin, who fed Henrik Sedin in the slot. His shot 10 seconds into the game beat Varlamov and gave Vancouver a 1-0 lead.Colorado responded by controlling the next 15 minutes. The Avalanche finally cashed in on Iginlas first goal of the season at 14:28.We really didnt have a good start. They outplayed us pretty bad the first 15 minutes of the game, Vancouver coach Willie Desjardins said. We played better the last five. Started pretty good at the second period and penalties put us back on our heels.Burrows gave the Canucks the lead again when Nick Boninos pass to the front of the net went off his skate. The referee ruled he kicked it in and waved it off but the call was overturned after a video review.NOTES: Tyson Barrie had three assists for Colorado. ... To make room for Varlamov, the Avalanche assigned G Calvin Pickard to Lake Erie of the AHL. ... Avalanche RW Cody McLeod surpassed 1,000 career penalty minutes. ' ' '